By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan and Lithuania have discussed cooperation in
healthcare and medical science sectors and their development
potentials, Azernews reports.
The discussion occurred during a meeting between Azerbaijan's
Health Minister Teymur Musayev and Lithuanian Deputy Health
Minister Ausra Bilotiene Motiejuniene, who arrived on a three-day
working visit to Azerbaijan. Lithuanian Ambassador Egidijus Navikas
also participated in the meeting.
Emphasizing the successful cooperation in many areas, including
healthcare and medical science, Teymur Musayev noted the presence
of all the necessary tools for cooperation in the sphere of medical
education to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system of
“Moreover, there are optimal conditions for the exchange of
modern methodological, scientific and practical information in the
field of continuous professional education of medical specialists,”
The minister also underlined that there is great potential for
the exchange of experience between national public health
institutions and expanding cooperation in the pharmaceutical
“The Lithuanian experience in restructuring the public health
institution and in improving rehabilitation services in accordance
with European standards is very interesting to us,” he said.
In her turn, Ausra Bilotiene Motiejuniene noted that Lithuania
is ready to contribute in every possible way to upgrading the
medical education system in Azerbaijan in line with
internationally-recognized methodologies and standards.
The deputy health minister recalled that in May 2022, a
memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Lithuanian
University of Health Sciences and the Azerbaijani Medical
“This document will contribute to the expansion of medical
cooperation between our countries,” she opined.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established
on November 20, 1995. The embassy of Azerbaijan in Lithuania was
opened in September 2007, while the embassy of Lithuania in
Azerbaijan was opened on April 3, 2007. The two countries have so
far signed 39 documents. Azerbaijan is Lithuania's biggest trade
partner in the Caucasus. The trade turnover between the two nations
amounted to $42 million in 2021, and to $14.4 million in the first
half of 2022.
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