WHO urges US to not end relationship

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(CNN) - The World Health Organization on Monday said it hopes President Trump will not follow through with his decision to terminate the relationship between the United States and WHO.

"The world has long benefitted from the strong collaborative engagement with the government and the people of the United States," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a briefing in Geneva on Monday.

"The US government's and its' people's contribution and generosity toward global health over many decades has been immense, and it has made a great difference in public health all around the world," Tedros said. "It is WHO's wish for this collaboration to continue."

On Friday, Trump announced that the US will end its relationship with WHO, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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