Baku, 20 July 2022 (TDI): Bilal Hayee, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, met with Teymur Musayev, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Health.

In the meeting, new ideas for developing and strengthening collaboration in healthcare and medical science for both sides were discussed.

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Health, Teymur Musayev, stated that Azerbaijan and Pakistan have close ties.

He said, “Our cooperation with Pakistan in the field of health policy and public health is carried out at the international level – within the framework of the cooperation of the ministers of health of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization of Economic Cooperation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non-Aligned Movement.”

Furthermore, he stated that both countries are adhering to the Joint Commission Protocol between their Governments. The protocol governs the cooperation ties between both states in the fields of healthcare and medical science.

In addition, he claimed that a letter congratulating Pakistan’s health minister on his appointment was sent off through diplomatic channels in June of this year.

Finally, Azerbaijan’s health minister stated that the country hopes for successful cooperation with Pakistan soon.

Remarks of the Pakistani Ambassador 

Bilal Hayee, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, began by saying that Pakistan’s people have always had a special place in their hearts for Azerbaijan.

He added that 25 Pakistani medical students are currently studying in Azerbaijan to further their education and attending the Azerbaijan Medical University (ATU).

Lastly, Bilal Hayee stated that Pakistan values the importance of direct communication between the health ministries of both countries and the potential for collaboration and development.

The sides also discussed the current state of cooperation and potential development opportunities, the importance of direct relations between the ministries in the field of medical science, and within the framework of international organizations.