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U.S. to contribute more than 21 billion yen to WHO

  • February 18, 2021
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NHK reported at noon that the Biden administration will pay over 21 billion yen ($200 million) to the WHO by the end of this month, marking a clear departure from the former Trump administration’s plan to leave the WHO. According to the network, Secretary of State Blinken delivered a speech during an online UNSC ministerial meeting on Thursday and said that the U.S. will fulfill its financial obligations as a WHO member and pay over $200 million to the international body. The Secretary reportedly stressed that the U.S. will work closely with international organizations to fight the coronavirus. He also said the ongoing WHO investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus must be “independent, with findings based on science and facts and free from interference.” He emphasized the need to ensure transparency.

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