Iran and Indonesia discuss new health cooperation areas

Business Materials 16 September 2019 10:45 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Sep.16


Fourteen new areas of cooperation in the health sector have been identified to enhance Iran-Indonesia cooperation in this field, Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Studies of Iran said, Trend reports citing IRNA.

The delegation of the Indonesian Ministry of Health led by the Minister Nila Moeloek arrived in Tehran with a working visit.

The Indonesian Minister of Health's visit to Iran is arranged within the implementation of the MoU on Health Cooperation between the two countries, which was signed by the two Health Ministers on October 25, 2018, on the sidelines of the Global Conference on Primary Health Care Meeting in Astana, Kazkhastan.

“The Deputy Minister of Health of Indonesia and the delegation had an important meeting with their Iranian counterparts to promote joint cooperation, which resulted in concluding a document on extensive cooperation in various fields including laws of the registration of medicines and medical equipment, as well as assistance to Iranian and Indonesian companies for export and import,” Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Studies of Iran Mohsen Asadi Lari said on September 15.

"Indonesian companies that have accompanied the Minister of Health have about five percent of Indonesia's medical and medical equipment trade,” he said.

Asadi Lari said that at the meeting between Iranian Health Minister Saeed Nemaki and his Indonesian counterpart, areas of further cooperation were discussed.

“These include Iran's assistance in reforming the insurance system in Indonesia, introduction of new technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology, stem cells, advanced cell therapies, organ transplants, and sharing the experiences of the two countries in the control of communicable and non-communicable diseases,” he added.

“We expect that after the signing of agreements, we will see a new momentum in the development of relations between the two countries,” said Asadi Lari.

Referring to strengthening political and economic relations between Iran and Indonesia, Asadi Lari noted that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's visit to Indonesia and holding a nanotechnology conference by Iranian experts in Jakarta have helped to enhance the bilateral ties.