Germany and China on Wednesday criticized the United States’ decision to pull out of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Berlin emphasized unity is required now more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, while Beijing said the decision would have a negative impact on developing countries.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn expressed his disappointment at the move.
He wrote on Twitter: “US withdrawal from WHO is a setback for international cooperation. Global infection dynamics show that coordinated action is required. We need more international cooperation to fight pandemics, not less. European states will initiate WHO reforms.”