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Kuwait’s Health Minister receives visiting Chinese medical team

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti health ministry officials led by Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah meet with the Chinese medical team members. – KUNA photos

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah received, Tuesday, the visiting Chinese medical team, discussing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and health cooperation. The Kuwaiti health ministry’s delegation included, undersecretary Dr Musatfa Redha, Secretary General of the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMZ) Dr Fawaz Al-Refai and other health officials from the two sides.

Both sides exchanged experiences addressing the coronavirus pandemic. The visit, lasting for three days, will include many field visits and meetings with specialists in the ministry of health. Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ambassador in Riyadh Sheikh Ali Khaled Al-Sabah Tuesday thanked the Saudi Foreign and Health Ministries for facilitating departure of a Chinese medical team to the State of Kuwait.

The facilitation of departure of the Chinese pandemic and communicable diseases team “is a clear evidence of the cooperation between the Kuwaiti and Saudi ministries of health,” Sheikh Ali said. Saudi Arabia and China signed last Sunday a 995 million Riyal ($265 million) agreement to carry out nine million coronavirus tests in the Kingdom. – KUNA

Kuwaiti and Chinese health officials in a group photo.

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