Foreign ministry preparing for bilateral meetings during WHA

The foreign ministry is preparing for meetings with groups from a number of countries on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly.

This year's World Health Assembly (WHA) will open in Geneva in less than two weeks. After attending the WHA as an observer for eight years, Taiwan will likely be ineligible to attend this year's event. Taiwan has not received an invitation due to Beijing's boycott of the Tsai Ing-wen administration, and the registration deadline for this year's WHA is already past.

However, a Taiwanese delegation will still be going to Geneva.

Speaking at the Legislature Wednesday, Foreign Minister David Lee said that many countries support Taiwan, and Taiwan plans to meet with these countries' representatives in Geneva. Lee said that meetings with some countries' representatives are already set and there are plans for others in discussion as well.

Lee said that no matter whether Taiwan receives an invitation, the foreign ministry will do what it must do.

Source: Radio Taiwan International