Russia considers leaving WHO and WTO amongst other World organisations Credit: Creative Commons.
On Tuesday, May, 17, it was reported that Russia’s Foreign Ministry had sent proposals to State Duma on Russia’s withdrawal from WTO and WHO.
“Exit from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be considered among other organisations,” said Russia’s State Duma deputy speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, as reported by Russian news agency Kommersant.
According to Tolstoy, it is necessary to review the treaties, “which do not bring benefits but direct harm” to the country.
Already 14 members of the organisation have stripped Russia of the treatment given to other nations.
On March, 21, a draft law on Russia’s withdrawal from the WTO was submitted to the State Duma.
On May, 10, the WHO’s European Committee adopted a resolution proposing to close the organisation’s office in Moscow. »