Trump-Macron phone conversation: WHO needs reform, COVID-19 needs to be combated to reopen world economies

WASHINGTON – The White House announced that in a phone conversation on Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, discussed the latest positive developments in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed the need to reopen the world’s economies.

Both presidents expressed their hope to soon hold a meeting of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and discuss the United Nations’ response to COVID-19. In addition, they agreed on the necessity for reforms to the operation of the World Health Organization (WHO).

“It is not a time to open an investigation with the World Health Organization on the emerging coronavirus,” French President Macron stated a few days ago. However, Macron confirmed that there had been problems in the WHO’s dealing with the COVID-19 since its outbreak.