WHO responds to Trump’s punitive decision

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Tidros Adhanum Gypressus: "We work with our partners to bridge any shortages we may face, and to avoid any interruption in our business".

And it was Trump On Tuesday, he announced that he had instructed his administration to stop funding "At least temporarily" About World Health Organization, Because "How to deal with Corona virus".

He added the organization "She failed in her primary duty and must be held accountable", Considering it "Promoted misinformation For China Reported by the virus, which caused it to likely spread more quickly than would have occurred".

The decision sparked a wave of international criticism and condemnation, notably the Secretary-General’s statement Of the United Nations, aAntonio Guterres, Who stressed that this "It is not time to cut resources" Such a UN organization involved in the war against the Covid-19 epidemic.

For his part, European Union Foreign Minister Josep Borrell expressed "Deep regret" To suspend the American contribution to the organization, considering that it does not exist "Justifications" For such a decision.

As for German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in a Tweet on Twitter, he considered that "Blame does not help" right Now.

He added: "We have to work in close cooperation against Covid-19. One of the best investments is strengthening the United Nations, especially the under-funded World Health Organization, for example to develop and distribute testing equipment and vaccines".

For its part, China, criticized by Trump, responded to his decision by demanding that he fulfill his country’s obligations to the World Health Organization.

Upon asking a ministry spokesman Chinese foreignZhao Legian, whether Beijing would intervene to plug the deficit, his response was not specific, and he said: "China will discuss related issues according to the needs of the situation".

Zhao stressed that the outbreak, which has infected nearly two million people worldwide, has reached "a critical stage"And that Washington’s decision "It will affect all countries of the world".

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“We are working with our partners to bridge any shortages we may face, and to avoid any interruption in our business,” said Tedros Adhanum Gebresos.

On Tuesday, Trump announced that he had instructed his administration to cut funding “at least temporarily” for the World Health Organization because of “how it deals with the Corona virus.”

He added that the organization “failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable”, considering that it “promoted misleading information to China about the virus, which most likely led to its spread faster than it would have happened.”

The resolution sparked a wave of international criticism and condemnation, most notably the statement of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who stressed that this is “not a time to reduce the resources” of such an international organization involved in the war against the Covid-19 epidemic.

For his part, European Union Foreign Minister Josip Borrell expressed his “deep regret” over the suspension of the American contribution to the organization, saying that there are no “justifications” for such a decision.

As for German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in a tweet on Twitter, he considered that “blame does not help” now.

He added: “We have to work in close cooperation against Covid-19. One of the best investments is to strengthen the United Nations, especially the under-funded World Health Organization, for example to develop and distribute testing equipment and vaccines.”

For its part, China, criticized by Trump, responded to his decision by demanding that he fulfill his country’s obligations to the World Health Organization.

When asked by the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Legian, whether Beijing would intervene to bridge the deficit, his response was not specified. “China will discuss related issues according to the needs of the situation,” he said.

Zhao stressed that the outbreak of the virus, which has infected nearly two million people worldwide, has reached a “critical stage”, and that Washington’s decision “will affect all countries of the world.”







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