PARIS, April 15 – RIA Novosti. The French foreign Ministry expressed regret in connection with the US decision to suspend funding of the who and called for solidarity and expanding international cooperation against the backdrop of a pandemic coronavirus.
on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald trump said that Washington stops funding who, according to him, did not provide information about coronavirus in a timely manner and not brought the truth to the world.
“We have taken note of the statement on the suspension of payments of the U.S. contribution to the budget of the organization. We are sorry about that”, – said the representative of the French foreign Ministry at a briefing on Wednesday.
He stressed that the pandemic coronavirus affects all continents and companies. “Therefore France strongly supports the extension of solidarity and international cooperation. It does this in all multilateral institutions with its major partners and, of course, with all of its partners in the European Union”, – said the representative of the French Ministry.
the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 1.9 million cases of infection, over 123 thousand people died.
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