Japan Urges Taiwan’s Participation in WHO Assembly

In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attends a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan on Tuesday urged the World Health Organization to allow Taiwan to join its plenary sessions as an observer to discuss the global response to the new coronavirus pandemic.

“Consideration should be given to regions which successfully embraced COVID-19 in terms of public health response, such as Taiwan,” Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato told a videoconference session of the U.N. body.

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