Fourth Forum of Health Ministers of China-CEE countries held in Bulgaria
Xinhua News Agency, Budapest, November 6 (Reporter Yuan Liang) Sofia news: in order to implement the Sofia outline for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries, and the Dubrovnik outline for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries, The fourth China-CEE Health Ministers Forum was successfully held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 6th to promote the docking of "Belt and Road Initiative" with relevant countries in the field of health and health. About 130 people attended, including high-level representatives of the health sector from China and Central and Eastern European countries, envoys in Bulgaria, health professional institutions, non-governmental organizations, business representatives, and high-level representatives of the World Health Organization.
The forum, co-sponsored by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health and the National Health Council of China, on the theme "Sustainable Development of Health Systems", is another landmark event in the field of health cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries. Ma Xiaowei, director of the National Health and Health Council of China, said in his opening speech that safeguarding health and safety, promoting healthy and sustainable development, and jointly promoting innovation in the field of health are one of the areas in which all countries have the most common interests and are willing to work together. A series of positive progress has been made in health and health cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe, building consensus and practical cooperation. In the next step, the Chinese side proposes, first, to continuously build a health strategy docking and policy sharing mechanism under the guidance of achieving universal health coverage; second, to continuously expand inter-agency cooperation with the support of the existing cooperation network; and third, to take people-to-people exchanges as a link. Continue to stimulate new momentum of cooperation.
Participants held in-depth discussions on issues such as achieving universal health coverage, public hospital cooperation, public health safety, health innovation and development. The Forum adopted the Sofia Declaration of the fourth Forum of Health Ministers of China and Central and Eastern European countries. During the forum, China signed a number of bilateral cooperation agreements in the field of health with Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania and other countries. At the same time, the Forum also held an exhibition on the achievements of health cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries, an exhibition on the achievements of health development in China, and an exhibition on health industries in China and Central and Eastern European countries.