Taiwan group seeks Japan's support for WHO bid
06 Apr 2006 10:06:36 GMT
"I think that to play a role in such issues of (public) health management based on a political decision is something that is very regrettable," Wu Nan-her, a senior executive of a Taiwan doctors' association, told a news conference in Tokyo, referring to China's stance.
"We have said that Japan thinks it is desirable for Taiwan to participate in some form as an observer in a way that satisfies related parties," a Japanese government official said last week.
Taiwan first sought observer status at the WHO in 1997, but its request has been rejected for nine straight years.