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Kamala Harris speaks to WHO chief, talks US return to body

Jan 22, 2021 09:32 IST

US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus over phone on Thursday to discuss the decision by the Biden administration to rejoin the UN health agency. In one of the first moves after taking over as President, Joe Biden reversed Donald Trump exit from the WHO last year after accusing it of bowing to Chinese pressure over the coronavirus pandemic.

During the call, Harris emphasised that she and Biden believe that the WHO is vital to controlling the spread of Covid-19, a White House release said. “The vice president and the director-general also discussed the resumption of the United States’ role in the global public health and humanitarian response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” it said.

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