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Cotton Statement on the WHO’s Failure to Invite Taiwan to 2017 World Health Assembly

May 10, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement in response to the World Health Organization's refusal to invite Taiwan to attend the 2017 World Health Assembly:

"This shameful episode is petty and reckless, and shows that Beijing will pursue its campaign to isolate Taiwan even at the expense of public health worldwide. Taiwan is fully prepared to play a constructive role on the international stage, which it has proven in numerous other forums, including in past World Health Assemblies. This is yet another reason why we should enhance the U.S.-Taiwan relationship and encourage the world to welcome Taiwan's contributions to international peace and stability."