Iran and Japan have agreed to expand their cooperation on healthcare, and medical issues.
Minister of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education Dr. Hassan Hashemi, who is on an official visit to Japan, signed an MoU with Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor, and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Monday on expansion of bilateral cooperation in health field.
According to the MoU, the two countries will cooperate in areas such as treatment, education, health, medicines, and research.
Holding scientific seminars and closer cooperation between medical schools of the two countries were also emphasized by the two ministers.
At the invitation of the government of Japan and heading a delegation, Dr. Hashemi arrived in Tokyo on Sunday.
He met with his Japanese counterpart on Monday and visited Medical Research Center (MRC) in Tokyo.
In his visit to the MRC, Dr. Hashemi suggested that the two countries cooperate on vaccine production which was welcomed by the Japanese side.
On Tuesday, the Iranian minister will give a speech in a meeting of Iran-Japan Commerce Chamber and meet the Chairman of Japan External Trade Organization Hiroyuki Ishige and President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Dr. Hashemi leaves Tokyo for Tehran on Wednesday.