The European Union (EU) is asking the Trump administration to reconsider its decision to end America’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a statement released Saturday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and top EU official Josep Borrell stressed that the WHO must “lead the international response to pandemics,” but to do that WHO must receive U.S. funding.

“Global cooperation and solidarity through multilateral efforts are the only effective and viable avenues to win this battle the world is facing,” von der Leyen wrote.

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