International rejection of Trump’s WHO decision grows

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 14:06 |
Former US President Donald Trump. Photo/Courtesy

China and Germany have added to international condemnation of the decision by President Trump to US halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO).

A foreign ministry spokesman said China was "seriously concerned" about the decision, which he said came during a "critical moment" in the pandemic.

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said "blaming doesn't help".

He added that one of the best ways to work to stop the spread of the virus was to strengthen the UN and the WHO in the development and distribution of tests and vaccines.

The EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said he "deeply regretted" the move, adding: "There is no reason justifying this move at a moment when their efforts are needed more than ever to help contain [and] mitigate the coronavirus pandemic."

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