Minister of Health Abderrahmane Benbouzid examined Tuesday, in Cairo, with his Mauritanian counterpart Sidi Ould Zahaf ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in health, the Ministry said Wednesday in a statement.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 56th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health scheduled for 24-25 March.
The meeting enabled the two parties to examine ways and means of strengthening and developing bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of health, in the best interests of both countries.
Mr Benbouzid reiterated “the full availability to promote cooperation and partnership between the two countries in accordance with the clauses of the convention signed between the two countries in application of the orientations of the President of the Republic, Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to strengthen cooperation with African and Arab countries”.
The minister said that as part of the joint action between the two countries, meetings have been held and Algerian medical delegations have visited Nouakchott to exchange expertise and experiences with their Mauritanian counterparts.
For his part, the Mauritanian minister reaffirmed his country’s desire to “strengthen and develop cooperation with Algeria”.
The two parties agreed to set up a committee to monitor the implementation of the convention signed between the two parties by submitting periodic reports to the Ministers of Health of the two countries, particularly with regard to scientific research into certain diseases such as malaria and liver diseases, in addition to training to enable Mauritanian doctors to benefit from the expertise of their Algerian counterparts in difficult specialities such as renal transplantation, with the possibility of evacuating Mauritanian patients to Algeria for treatment.