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Pakistan, Iran pledge cooperation at WHO Cairo moot

Dental Tribune Pakistan

Dental Tribune Pakistan

Sun. 15 October 2023


ISLAMABAD: Health ministers of Pakistan and Iran discussed healthcare challenges faced by their countries and vowed to engage in a fruitful way to combat these issues through mutual cooperation.

The commitment was expressed at a recent meeting between the Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination, Dr Nadeem Jan and  his Iranian counterpart, Dr Bahram Eynollahi, on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the WHO's Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean in Cairo.

Stressing the deep historical ties between Pakistan and Iran rooted in shared faith, history, and culture, Dr Jan highlighted the amicable relations between the leadership and people of the two nations. In response, the Iranian Minister affirmed Iran's perception of Pakistan, not only as a neighboring country but also as a brotherly nation.

During the meeting, the two ministers engaged in discussions regarding the emerging challenges within the healthcare sector and charted a collaborative path to address these challenges, with a shared vision to enhance the well-being of the people of both countries and the region.

Both parties agreed to combine their efforts, leveraging the best practices from each nation to ensure better healthcare standards.

Moreover, Dr Jan extended an invitation to his Iranian counterpart to attend the Global Health Security Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad this December. Correspondingly, the Iranian health minister cordially invited Dr Jan to visit Iran at a mutually convenient date, further solidifying the commitment to promoting bilateral cooperation in healthcare.

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