Antony Blinken says US will pay the amount that it owes to WHO by the end of the month


Washington DC

The US secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US will pay more than $200 million it owes to the WHO by the end of the month. 

Blinken said the WHO will pay the membership fees withheld by Donald Trump to reaffirm the new administration's commitment to global health.

Biden had previously said that his administration will revoke Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the WHO.

Blinken told the UN Security Council during a video conference that this is a key step forward in fulfilling the financial obligations of the US as the WHO member. "It reflects our renewed commitment to ensuring the WHO has the support it needs to lead the global response to the Pandemic."

Blinken also called for his counterparts to combat the misinformation on vaccines and share any information relevant to the origins of the Pandemic.

"The ongoing expert investigation about the origins of this pandemic and the report that will be issued must be independent with findings based on science and facts and free from interference," Blinken said. "To better understand this pandemic and prepare for the next one, all countries must make available all data from the earliest days of the outbreak," he added.

Publish : 2021-02-18 13:12:00

Give Your Comments