(ArmInfo) - A meeting of First Ladies of Georgia and Armenia Sandra Elizabeth Roelofs and Bella Kocharyan has been held in Yerevan today.
As RA Presidential press-service told ArmInfo, during the meeting the sides discussed issues of public health care, social, cultural and humanitarian spheres. The interlocutors touched upon the issue of visiting a number of medical establishments to get acquainted with the Armenian experience in health area. During the visit, S. Roelofs intends to visit a number of cultural centers as well, reports Trend.
The Georgian delegation headed by Sandra Roelofs also held a meeting with Minister of Health Care of Armenia Norair Davidyan in the ministry. The Georgian delegation has come to Armenia with a three day visit.
During the meeting the sides discussed issues of public health care, reform in health care systems, they exchanged experience, planned joint actions. Main focus was made on struggle against tuberculosis, AIDS as Sandra Roelofs is the international ambassador of struggle against tuberculosis and AIDS.
As Norair Davidyan said, "the visit will promote deepening of friendship between two peoples, cooperation in the health care spheres and development of contacts between two structures".
"There are 600 thousand people with tuberculosis in Armenia and exchange of experience is of great importance as incipient diagnostics and treatment may help to resolve the problem", the Minister of Health Care of Armenia said.
According to him, tuberculosis is not only a problem for Armenia and CIS countries, it is a world problem and it must be struggled against jointly.
After the meeting with the first lady of Armenia Sandra Roelofs will visit the medical center "Nairi", the Institute of Perintology, Cyesiology aand Gynecology, the house-museum of composer Aram Khachaturyan, she will also meet with Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs of Armenia Ashnik Pogosyan, besides the reception will be held in the Georgian Embassy.