At the beginning of the meeting, the Head of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan thanked the Minister of Health of Turkey for the cooperation and humanitarian assistance provided in 2020 during the pandemic to combat COVID-19.

“We attach special importance to the Kazakh-Turkish cooperation in the field of healthcare. The pandemic has demonstrated the need for interaction with countries and mutual support for each other. These circumstances were a serious challenge and a test of the readiness of countries to act as a united front in the fight against coronavirus infection. It is obvious that the consequences of new strains of coronavirus will affect global economic and social development for a long time to come.

In this context, I express my gratitude to the Government of Turkey for the work done on the mutual recognition of vaccination passports/certificates,” Giniyat said.

The Minister also noted the cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the TR in terms of training and advanced training of medical specialists of the countries on the basis of universities and medical organizations.

Azhan Giniyat emphasized the potential of Kazakhstan as an investment hub, beneficial for doing business.

“Regarding the implementation of investment projects in the field of healthcare, it should be noted that we are actively using the experience of Turkish companies in the healthcare sector.

An excellent example of our cooperation is today's signing of two joint agreements in the field of healthcare on the construction of a plant for the production of pharmaceuticals in Almaty,” the head of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan concluded.

In addition, she expressed hope that the new Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey in the field of healthcare and medicine, which is being prepared for signing, will bring the health care system of the Republic of Kazakhstan to a new level, as well as identify new joint areas of cooperation.

“We are always ready for a productive dialogue and cooperation between our departments in order to develop the healthcare sector and improve the health of our population,” A.Giniyat emphasized at the end of the meeting.