Pak, China traditional medicine varsity

ISLAMABAD, July 20: Pakistan and China agreed to enhance collaboration in the field of traditional medicine and will get benefit from each other's expertise and experience.

In this regard an agreement was signed in a meeting between the Vice Health Minister of China Wang Guoqiang and Federal Health Minister Mohammed Nasir Khan here on Thursday.

Establishment of a University of Traditional Medicine in Pakistan with Chinese support was also discussed in the meeting. The both sides agreed to designate focal points in the health ministries of the both countries to augment co-operation in the health sector.

The Chinese delegation expressed interest in investing in the pharmaceutical sector in Pakistan and also collaborating in production of vaccines for prevention of deadly diseases of children.

Later, addressing a joint press conference with the Chinese Vice Health Minister, the Federal Health Minister said Pakistan and China share time-tested friendship and there is a need to translate the excellent collaboration into concrete programmes for the benefit of the peoples of the both countries. The Health Minister expressed profound gratitude to the Chinese Government for providing anti-malaria drugs for the flood affectees.

He said the meeting between the two ministers was a follow-up to the visit of the President General Pervez Musharraf to China last year when a MoU on Health Co-operation between the two countries was signed. The nation

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