China-Arab States Health Cooperation Forum to be held in China’s Ningxia province in September

The 2015 China-Arab States Health Cooperation Forum will be held in Yinchuan, Ningxia province between September 10th and 13th. The Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the ministries of health of eight Arab countries have already confirmed their participation at the event.

According to a statement provided by the organizing committee, China and Arab countries will release a joint statement concerning the medical and health cooperation and development alliance and ink a series of medical and health cooperation agreements at the forum. In addition, at the event, they plan to announce the “Yinchuan declaration” for this year’s China-Arab States Health Cooperation Forum.

As one of the six meetings and forums scheduled as part of the 2015 China-Arab States Expo, the China-Arab States Health Cooperation Forum, the main focus of which is the enhancement of the cooperation concerning pharmaceutical technologies and the drive to develop the healthcare sector, will be segmented into four key sessions: the opening ceremony and keynote speech, the seminar on cooperation in healthcare, the academic exchange meeting and the China-Arab States Health Industry Expo & Health Industry Forum. Representatives from China and Arab countries plan to discuss how to kick off health cooperation efforts under the “One Belt, One Road” strategic framework. They will exchange ideas on prevention and management of infectious diseases, prevention and treatment of noninfectious chronic diseases, traditional medicine along with a host of other pressing issues.

Ningxia, the only provincial Hui autonomous region in China, is home to over 2 million Muslims. Over the last few years, during the implementation phase of the “One Belt, One Road” strategy, Ningxia proved to be the pioneer as the province gradually developed into the primary region for driving cooperation between China and Arab countries as well as between Chinese and Muslim communities around the world.

The 2015 China-Arab States Health Cooperation Forum is a part of the 2015 China-Arab States Expo, which will also be held in September. The China-Arab States Expo has now become an important platform serving to assist the Chinese government in implementing the “One Belt, One Road” strategy. The Chinese government looks forward to seeing more Arab countries join the “One Belt, One Road” campaign through their attendance at the expo.

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