5 May 2014

Eritrea: Health Ministries of Eritrea and Sudan Sign Agreement With a View to Promoting Bilateral Cooperation

Asmara — The Minister of Health of Eritrea, Mr. Amina Nur-Hussein, and Mr. Bahar Idris Abu Garda, the Republic of Sudan's Federal Minister of Health, yesterday signed an agreement at Asmara Palace Hotel with a view to promoting bilateral cooperation between the health ministries of both countries.

Speaking on the session, Ms. Amina pointed out that the growing relations of partnership in various domains between Eritrea and Sudan is anchored on the historic ties between the peoples of the two countries, and that this has a positive impact in the Horn region's peace and stability.

She went on to indicate that the agreement pertains to enhancement of health programs, human resource development, production and distribution of drugs as well as health equipment and scientific health research, besides exchange of information, expertise and technology. Thorough follow-up and assessment would be made on the part of both ministries as regards implementation of the agreement, she added.

Mr. Bahar Idris Abu Garda on his part lauded the warm welcome he was accorded in the course of his visit, and asserted the Federal Ministry of the Republic of Sudan's readiness to implement the agreement.

It is to be recalled that a Republic of Sudan's delegation headed by Mr. Bahar Idris Abu Garda visited Orotta National Referral Hospital, Southern region's Referral Hospital and Fred Hollows Intra-Ocular Laboratory during their working visit beginning May 2.

The delegation concluded its working visit and left for home today.

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