Saudi health minister meets with Iranian, Syrian counterparts in Geneva

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Health Fahad Al-Jalajel met with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts in separate meetings in Geneva on Thursday.

During a meeting on the sidelines of the 76th World Health Assembly taking place this week, Al-Jalajel and Iran’s Health Minister Dr. Bahram Eynollahi discussed the health conditions in their countries and developing joint work in the health sector.

They agreed to form technical teams on both sides to discuss health cooperation, especially in the fields of public health, health research, and crowd medicine.

Al-Jalajel also met with his Syrian counterpart Dr. Hassan Al-Ghobash and they discussed aspects of cooperation between their countries in the health sector.

The Kingdom’s health minister welcomed Syria’s participation in the 59th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health, the first ministerial meeting after the Arab League summit in Jeddah during which the country was welcomed back to the league after a 12 year suspension.

The two ministers discussed health cooperation in the wake of the devastating Turkiye-Syria earthquake that claimed a number of lives, and strengthening joint work in the health sector which would preserve the health of Arab societies and contribute to the protection of lives.

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