Abdul Rahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, UAE's Minister of Health and Prevention met Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, India's Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Khaleej Times reported.
Pointing to the importance of developing health relations between the UAE and India and exploring future opportunities to raise quality standards of healthcare services, Al Owais said the ongoing cooperation with India has achieved fruitful results in various healthcare fields.
He pointed out the UAE is open to all international experiences and expertise, and is keen to establish health partnerships, attract the latest competencies and medical technologies, and consolidate a culture of innovation.
Al Owais also highlighted the UAE's successful experience in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to an effective strategy, proactive safety measures and guidance of wise leadership.
"The UAE is keen to play a pivotal, effective and impactful role in the international efforts made to fight the pandemic and provide safe and effective supplies, treatments and vaccines while ensuring their equitable access to all to help health systems enter the recovery phase," he said.
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya underlined India's desire to foster bilateral cooperation in healthcare and exchange experiences in best medical practices, competent cadres, and vaccines so as to improve healthcare in both countries.
He also commended the remarkable development of the UAE's health sector and the outstanding infrastructure of the medical facilities in the country.