Last month, the US gave the WHO a year’s notice that it is leaving the global health watchdog after President Trump accused it of being a ‘puppet of China’ and having performed poorly on the coronavirus pandemic.

France and Germany have quit negotiations on reforming the World Health Organization, citing their frustration over attempts by the US to lead the talks, Reuters reported, quoting three officials.

“Nobody wants to be dragged into a reform process and getting an outline for it from a country which itself just left the WHO,” a senior European official involved in the talks said, as quoted by the agency.

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