By Ayya Lmahamad
An Azerbaijani-Turkish medical business forum and healthcare
exhibition will expand current cooperation between the two
countries, Turkiye's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in Baku,
Stressing that Turkiye and Azerbaijan are two important centers
of power and their influence is increasing in the region, the
minister also noted the close cooperation between the two countries
in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
'I hope this forum will expand our current cooperation and pave
the way for new plans,' he said.
Portal for those wishing to go to Turkiye for
Fahrettin Koca also stated that a special portal has been
launched for those wishing to go to Turkiye for treatment.
'Persons going to Turkiye for treatment can choose a clinic and
a doctor on the portal,' he said.
Azerbaijani-Turkish Medical Business Forum and
Speaking at the forum, Azerbaijani Health Minister Teymur
Musayev said that this forum and exhibition, organized for the
first time, is another manifestation of the high level of
cooperation between the two countries.
He noted that about 200 Azerbaijanis were sent to Turkiye for
medical treatment through the YASHAT Foundation.
'Currently, more than 700 Turkish citizens are studying at
Azerbaijan Medical University,' he said.
Emphasizing that bilateral cooperation has become more intensive
during the coronavirus pandemic, the minister noted that the
TURKOVAC vaccine is being tested in the third phase in
'Relations with Turkiye are of specific nature to Azerbaijan.
Cooperation with Turkiye is carried out not only in a bilateral
format but also at the international level,' he said.
Azerbaijani hospitals use Turkish-made medical
Teymur Musayev also mentioned that most of the hospitals in
Azerbaijan are using Turkish-made medical equipment and
He recalled that the roadmap for cooperation signed between the
Health Ministries of Azerbaijan and Turkiye on May 17, 2022,
envisages the regular organization of business forums in both
'More than 1,000 Turkish medicines have passed state
registration in Azerbaijan. Representatives of the pharmaceutical
sector of both countries, manufacturers of medical equipment, and
representatives of the field of medical tourism,” he said.
Moreover, the minister expressed hope that cooperation between
the two countries will continue to grow and the forum will open up
new opportunities for investors.
“Such interaction in the healthcare sector will help increase
the satisfaction of our citizens with the healthcare system,
improve the health of the population and the quality of life,' he
COVID-19 pandemic nearing its end
The Azerbaijani health minister highlighted that the COVID-19
pandemic is nearing its end, adding that the WHO leadership has
already expressed hope for the soonest end of the pandemic.
'The mortality rate from COVID-19 is at a minimum level in
Azerbaijan. However, there are still cases of coronavirus
infection,' he said.
Outlining the sufficient supply of vaccines in Azerbaijan, he
also urged those who have not yet been vaccinated to get
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