We recall that this happened after US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country would “terminate” its relations with the World Health Organization. and will “suspend” WHO funding in view of the alleged “full control” of the International Health Agency by China.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also condemned the move and promised intensive talks with Washington on the issue, reported Reuters.
The United States is severing relations with the WHO
Following accusations of bias against China in the pandemic
The decision is “the wrong signal at the wrong time,” Maas told German media group Funke. As the number of infections continues to rise worldwide, “we can’t bring down the dike in the middle of a storm,” he said.
The EU is leading calls for a review of the international response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the results of the UN agency.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebrejesus, who defended the agency against fierce criticism from Trump, promised a review of its implementation after the pandemic eased.