China is “deeply concerned” by President Donald Trump’s announcement to suspend the US financial contribution to the World Health Organization (WHO) for his management of the epidemic, declared a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For days now, Washington has been virulently critical of the attitude of this Geneva-based UN agency and considers that it has been too benevolent towards China.
On Tuesday, the president Donald Trump announced that it was suspending the US contribution to the WHO due to its “mismanagement” of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“This decision will reduce the capacity of the WHO and undermine international cooperation against the epidemic,” he lamented to the press. Zhao Lijian, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Zhao urged the United States to “take its responsibilities and obligations seriously and support international actions led by the WHO to alleviate this pandemic.”
“If the WHO had done its job to bring medical experts into China To objectively assess the situation on the ground and denounce China’s lack of transparency, the outbreak could have been contained at its source with very few deaths, ”Trump said Tuesday.
According to Trump, the United States gives between “400 and 500 million dollars per year” to the organization compared to the 40 million dollars “or even less” that China grants.
The head of American diplomacy, Mike PompeoHe said Tuesday that the United States wanted to “radically change” the way the organization works.
“In the past, WHO did its job. Unfortunately this time he is not doing well and we have to push to radically change this, ”he said.
United States It became the country hardest hit by the pandemic last weekend with more than 25,000 deaths.