ALGIERS, Oct. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Health Minister while referring to the signing of four health agreements with Algeria, said the private sectors of both countries have a good chance to further improve cooperation.

Hassan Hashemi, Iranian Health Minister, made the remark during a ceremony of signing four memoranda of understanding on health cooperation with Algeria at the country’s Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform.

Hashemi highlighted the long-standing relations between Iran and Algeria, adding “in the current international situation and after Iran’s nuclear deal, we now have a perfect opportunity to expand joint cooperation between the two countries’ private sectors in the fields of health, industry, agriculture, academia and research.”

“The day before the signing of these four MoUs, we opened a production line for a type of medicine that is jointly produced by a private Iranian and an Algerian company,” Hashemi said. “We plan to work toward putting our joint cooperation into practice, rather than just holding talks and signing agreements.”

Hashemi stressed that joint cooperation between Tehran and Algiers will be executed through the private sectors so that the two countries will be able to easily continue their cooperation at times of economic crisis.

“Our aim is not imports, but rather joint production in Algeria which is considered as one of the most important countries in its region and the whole African continent,” he said. 

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