Washington: A committee of the US Congress has begun an investigation into President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold funding from the World Health Organization (WHO).
In a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President of the US Foreign Affairs Congress Committee, Elliot Angel has called the Trump administration’s decision a political deviation.
Also, the Ministry of External Affairs has demanded that the necessary information and documents in relation to this decision be presented before the US Congress Committee by May 4.
Angel wrote in his letter that amid the outbreak of the global pandemic Covid-19, President Trump’s decision to stop funding the WHO is like retaliatory action that has endangered people’s lives.
He said that although there have been some mistakes of the WHO, this organization has played an important role in coordinating between the governments of various countries of the world regarding Covid-19 and in due time declared the transition of Covid-19 as a global epidemic. Had given.
A senior member of the US Congress said the WHO has made valuable efforts to reduce the spread of the corona virus infection and reduce the effects of the epidemic.
Instead of preventing the spread of Covid-19 infection, accusing the WHO and stopping its funding will worsen the current situation.