Beijing - Health minister Anas Doukkali held talks, Friday in Beijing, with his Chinese counterpart Ma Xiaowei, on means to strengthen health cooperation between Morocco and China.
During this meeting, held on the sidelines of the 2nd Chinese-Arab Health Forum, the two parties praised the excellent level of the friendly and cooperation relations between Morocco and China, which were considerably strengthened after HM King Mohammed VI's visit to China in May 2016.
The two ministers also expressed their willingness to further boost the partnership between the two countries, to promote the exchange of experiences and to explore new horizons for cooperation in the health sector.
In this regard, Doukkali paid tribute to the Chinese doctors working in public hospitals in Morocco where they "do outstanding job" alongside their Moroccan colleagues, expressing the hope of developing tripartite cooperation involving Morocco, China and other Arab and African countries, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector and the management of hospital facilities.
The minister also called for promoting cooperation in the traditional medicine sector, especially since Morocco has significant potential in the field of medicinal plants, through the development of scientific research and the establishment of an appropriate legal and regulatory framework.
For his part, the Chinese official expressed his willingness to develop bilateral cooperation in the fields of telemedicine, "digital health", "mobile health" and traditional medicine.
He also commended the optimal working conditions provided by the Kingdom to Chinese doctors working in Moroccan hospitals.
Doukkali co-chaired with his Chinese counterpart the inaugural session of this event, which was attended by Arab health ministers, representatives of the Arab League, as well as experts and representatives of international health organizations and institutions.