Tsai invites WHO head to Taiwan
President Tsai Ing-wen has invited World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to visit Taiwan.
The invitation was extended after Tedros claimed that Taiwan has been behind a campaign of personal attacks against him.
The WHO head is claiming to have been the victim of “racially abusive attacks from Taiwan” and has also blamed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for being a part of the alleged abuse.
Tsai has responded to his claims with a post on her English-language Facebook page, in which she says “I strongly protest the accusations that Taiwan is instigating racist attacks in the international community. Taiwan has always opposed all forms of discrimination.”
Tsai went on to say that “for years, [Taiwan] has been excluded from international organizations and we know better than anyone else what it feels like to be discriminated against and isolated.”
The President then invited Tedros to visit Taiwan, where she said he could “experience for himself” the island's “commitment to international engagement and efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.”