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USA: Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO03:32

USA: Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

United States, Washington DC
May 29, 2020 at 20:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump announced that the US was 'terminating' its relationship with the World Health Organisation, during an address in Washington DC on Friday.

"China has total control of the World Health Organisation, despite only paying 40 million dollars per year compared to what the United States has been paying which is approximately 450 million dollars a year," he stated.

"We have detailed the reforms it must make and engaged with them directly but they have refused to act," he added. He went on to announce the US' termination of its ties with the global health body, adding that the surplus funds would be redistributed to serve other global "public health needs."

Trump also stated that China's moves to introduce a new national security law for Hong Kong will alter US relations with the territory.

"China's latest incursion along with other recent developments that degraded the territory's freedoms makes clear that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous to warrant the special freedom that we have warranted the territory," he said.

"Therefore I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment," he added.

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US President Donald Trump announced that the US was 'terminating' its relationship with the World Health Organisation, during an address in Washington DC on Friday.

"China has total control of the World Health Organisation, despite only paying 40 million dollars per year compared to what the United States has been paying which is approximately 450 million dollars a year," he stated.

"We have detailed the reforms it must make and engaged with them directly but they have refused to act," he added. He went on to announce the US' termination of its ties with the global health body, adding that the surplus funds would be redistributed to serve other global "public health needs."

Trump also stated that China's moves to introduce a new national security law for Hong Kong will alter US relations with the territory.

"China's latest incursion along with other recent developments that degraded the territory's freedoms makes clear that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous to warrant the special freedom that we have warranted the territory," he said.

"Therefore I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment," he added.

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