Germany calls Trump's WHO withdrawal "disappointing"

Germany calls Trump's WHO withdrawal "disappointing"
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German Health Minister Jens Spahn criticized the United States on Saturday for severing ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), APA reports citing Tele Trader. 

"That's a disappointing backlash for International Health," Spahn said in a tweet and called for a reform of the WHO. "If WHO shall make any difference for the future it needs reform. And the EU must take a leading role and engage more financially," he added.

On Friday US President Donald Trump announced that Washington will "terminate" its relationsship with the WHO because of China allegedly having "total control" over the agency amid the coronavirus pandemic and WHO's failure to make "greatly-needed reforms."

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