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Union Health Minister delivers Virtual Speech at 4th China-ASEAN Health Cooperation Forum

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The video speech of MoH Union Minister Dr Thet Khaing Win is virtually played at the forum.

The opening ceremony of the fourth China-ASEAN Health Cooperation Forum (Towards A Health Silk Road) in Nanning, People’s Republic of China, was held yesterday morning through a hybrid method.
At the ceremony, the People’s Republic of China vice governor of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the deputy minister of the National Health Commission of China, Ministers of Health from the ASEAN Member States, the secretary-general of the ASEAN, the deputy director-general of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific delivered keynote speeches.
At the opening ceremony, Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win delivered a video keynote speech at the forum on public health from ASEAN member countries and China. He said he was delighted to see the cooperation among the medical professionals in their respective specialities.
“The cooperation of not only the region but also the world to strengthen the health infrastructure will strengthen the response to public health threats.
Myanmar is trying to prevent, control and treat the COVID-19 epidemic, and has received a lot of medical supplies, including COVID-19 vaccines, from the neighbouring country, the People’s Republic of China,” he added.
If the Health Silk Road can be established and implemented through the cooperation of China and ASEAN member countries, health knowledge, information, sharing experiences in real-time, strengthening the public health system and cooperation in science and technology will be improved.
Among the many cooperation activities between China and Myanmar, one important opportunity is the construction of the Myanmar Centre for Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, which is currently under construction, he said.
China and ASEAN countries have the same goals and efforts have been carried out with good results. He said that he believes that, in the future, more ambitious programmes and deeper relations will be built.
After that, officials approved the fourth China-ASEAN Health Cooperation Forum Joint Declaration.
Maternal and child health, hospital management, sub-forums such as dental health forums, and forums on the prevention and control of infectious diseases will be held from 14 to 16 September on a daily basis, and officials from the Department of Public Health Department and Public Health Department, will attend the forums according to the relevant subjects. —MNA

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