Question / Taiwan: World Health Assembly

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN HL14909, tabled on 14 April 2021

Lord Blencathra

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have (1) to work with international partners to ensure that Taiwan is included at the forthcoming World Health Assembly on 24 May, and (2) to sanction any official of the government of China who attempts to exclude Taiwan from that Assembly.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Answered on
28 April 2021

The UK has been consistently clear that it supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations where statehood is not a prerequisite. This includes at the WHA, where Taiwan can make a valuable contribution. We remain in regular contact with our closest partners and the Taiwanese authorities, and continue to work to find a constructive solution.