FILE PHOTO: The World Health Organization (WHO) emblem is pictured on the front of its headquarters in Geneva, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is about to restore partial funding to the World Health Organization, Fox News reported overdue on Friday, bringing up a draft letter.
The Trump administration will “agree to pay up to what China can pay in assessed contributions” to the WHO, Fox News reported, quoting from the letter.
Trump suspended U.S. contributions to the WHO on April 14, accusing it of selling China’s “disinformation” concerning the coronavirus outbreak and pronouncing his administration would release a overview of the group. WHO officers denied the claims and China has insisted it used to be clear and open.
The United States used to be the WHO’s largest donor. If the U.S. suits China’s contribution, because the Fox document provides, its new funding degree will probably be about one-tenth of its earlier funding quantity of about $400 million in keeping with yr.
Reporting by way of Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. Editing by way of Gerry Doyle