Syria, Sudan discuss enhancing health and medicine cooperation

Damascus, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed on Sunday with the Sudanese Ambassador in Damascus Khaled Ahmad Mohammad Ali means to enhance cooperation in health and medicine fields, particularly with regard to facilitate procedures of registration of Syrian medicines in Sudan.

The Minister expressed Syria’s readiness to cooperate in all health fields, particularly medicines, affirming that the Syrian medicines are manufactured according to international standards and is subject to tight supervision by the Pharmaceutical Control Laboratory of the Health Ministry, which is one of the best pharmaceutical laboratories in the Middle East holding ISO certification.

Yazigi pointed out that there are 70 pharmaceutical factories in Syria that cover most of the local market’s needs by up to 89%, while special medicines for cancer and other chronic diseases and vaccines are being imported.

For his part, the Sudanese Ambassador expressed his confidence in the quality of Syrian medicines and his country’s desire to strengthen health cooperation with Syria.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said

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