Trump agrees to resume funding for WHO, but to a lesser extent, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

US President points to China's obligation to pay a “fair share” to WHO’s support because it “has a huge debt to the world”
10:35, 17 May 2020

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US Presidential Administration Donald Trump is ready to resume funding for the World Health Organization. Fox News reports with reference to a draft version of the White House letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhan Gebreesus.

“Despite the shortcomings, I believe that WHO still has enormous potential and I want WHO to realize this potential, especially now, during this global crisis. That's why I decided that the United States will continue to collaborate and work with WHO," says the document, the authorship of which is attributed to Trump.

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The letter states that the administration agrees to pay mandatory contributions to WHO.

A senior administration official confirmed to Tucker Carlson Tonight's presenter that Trump agreed with the plan outlined in the draft document.

According to sources, the new level of funding will be about one tenth of this amount.

In addition, the US president points to China’s obligation to pay a “fair share” to support WHO, as it “has a huge debt to the world.”

It is noted that the United States will be ready to increase funding for WHO only if China increases its funding for this organization.

In 2019, the US contribution to WHO amounted to more than $ 400 million, which is approximately 15% of the organization’s budget.

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