12 February 2016

Algeria: Tunisian Health Minister Calls for Promoting Partnership, Investment in Pharmaceutical Industry

Algiers — Tunisian Health Minister Said Aidi, called Thursday in Algiers for the promotion of the Algerian-Tunisian partnership in the health sector, notably through investment in the pharmaceutical industry.

During his visit to the National Medical Imaging Centre (CNIM) of the Mohamed-Lamine-Debaghine Teaching Hospital, the Minister emphasized the importance of "promoting partnership between Algeria and Tunisia in the field of health, in particular through joint investment in the drug industry to consider exporting to African countries."

The Tunisian Minister hailed "the high level" of the services provided by the Center he dubbed a "pride for Algeria and the Maghreb," as it offers quality training for African doctors.

During the signing ceremony on Thursday, of the minutes of cooperation, part of the implementation of the cooperation agreement between the two countries in October 2015, the two sides emphasized the need for a special interest in bilateral cooperation in the border epidemiological surveillance and for the improvement of health services in border areas, said Aidi.

Tunisian Minister recalled that Algeria will be the guest of honour of the International Health Exhibition "Tunisia Health Expo," which will be held in Tunis in March.

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