Iran, Turkey to boost health co-op
Iran's Health Minister Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi says Tehran and Ankara are determined to raise the level of cooperation in medical and health spheres, Press TV reported.
"The expansion of cooperation in medical and health sectors between Iran and Turkey, as two important countries in the region, and the exchange of educational experiences are of priority to the two sides, which Tehran and Ankara are set to undertake," IRNA quoted the Iranian minister as saying on Friday.
Dr. Vahid-Dastjerdi, who is on a visit to Ankara, made a reference to the Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag's last year trip to Tehran and said, "The mutual cooperation can increase the level of health and wellbeing in the region."
On Thursday, the Iranian health minister met with her Turkish counterpart and the two held a joint press conference afterwards.
Akdag said that during his visit to Iran, Iranian and Turkish officials signed a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation in the health sector. The two countries could cooperate in areas of medical device, medicine and drugs, he said.
Turkey and Iran have reportedly been planning to organize several activities in the health sector, including exhibitions.