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Member States Agreed To Independently Investigate The WHO's Response to COVID-19

All 194 member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to open an independent investigation on the response to acute respiratory infections of COVID-19 by WHO.

On 19/5, Ministers of member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) held the annual meeting. This is the first time the meeting has been organized online, in the context of COVID-19 epidemic still complicated developments in many parts of the world.

At the meeting, countries passed a resolution, which called for a "fair, objective and comprehensive" assessment of international responses to the crisis, including an investigation on WHO actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is known that this proposal was made by the European Union (EU), representing over 100 countries, including Australia, China and Japan.

Earlier, EU foreign affairs spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson confirmed that the EU supports the WHO in its efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has provided additional funding to support the effort. This force of WHO.

"This is a time to show solidarity, not to undermine multilateral cooperation." 

An EU spokesman said.

Meanwhile, on May 18, US President Donald Trump warned that he would permanently freeze funding for WHO and reconsider US membership at WHO if the organization "did not commit to conducting substantially improved over the next 30 days ".

In fact, the Trump administration has announced that it is suspending funding for WHO since mid-April, citing its ways of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The US leader also considered reducing US funding for WHO to 40 million USD, instead of being the largest donor with 450 million USD / year (equivalent to about 15% of the WHO budget).

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