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WHO chief congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their inauguration

FILE PHOTO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during the opening of the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

(Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Wednesday congratulated U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris after their inauguration.

"Congratulations President @JoeBiden and Vice-President @KamalaHarris on your #Inauguration today. Here's to a healthier, fairer, safer, more sustainable world", Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter bit.ly/2YbbOnP.

Biden has said he will halt the withdrawal of the U.S. from the WHO, a process initiated by former President Donald Trump.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese

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