New Delhi, March 16, 2018: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. The MoU was signed on 17th February, 2018 during the visit of the President of Iran to India.

The MoU will encourage cooperation between the two countries and strengthen bilateral ties between them.

The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation:-

  1. Exchange experience in training of medical doctors and other health professionals;
  2. Assistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities;
  3. Regulation   of pharmaceuticals,   medical   devices   and   cosmetics   and exchange of information thereon;
  4. Cooperation  in  the  field  of medical research,  new technologies  and knowledge based initiatives;
  5. Public health, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and cooperation in international health; and
  6. Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.

A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.


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