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Afghanistan, Kazakhstan Health Ministries to Sign MoU on Bilateral Cooperation

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Healthcare of Republic of Kazakhstan, Alexei Tsoi has held talks with his Afghan Minister of Public Health Ahmad Jawad Osmani in a virtual format here on Thursday.

At the onset of the meeting, Kazakhstan’s Tsoi extended his condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the terrorist act at the Kabul University and wished speedy recovery to those injured. Alexei Tsoi went on to stress the importance of Kazakh-Afghan cooperation in the sphere of healthcare based on mutual respect and trust.

It has become obvious especially amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which can be defeated through joint and coordinated efforts, he said. «We are keen to give a huge impulse to cooperation in the sphere of healthcare between our countries and propel this cooperation to a new level,” Tsoi said.

He proposed to step up bilateral cooperation in healthcare in such areas as development of medical personnel, medical education and science, pharmaceutical science, medical tourism, e-healthcare and many other areas.

Meanwhile Ahmad Jawad Osmani, in turn, thanked his Kazakhstani colleague for the meeting and expressed interest in the development of bilateral partnership.

Following the results of the meeting, the sides signed the Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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