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Guyana, China sign MOU to train local doctors

Published:Sunday | September 28, 2014 | 10:46 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sep. 28, CMC - The Government of Guyana and the People’s Republic of China on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the ‘China/Guyana House of Medical Science’ that will train local doctors by members of the Chinese medical team.

Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran who signed on the Guyana Government’s behalf, said the MOU is a continuation of a bilateral agreement, which sets the foundation for more powerful interaction between the two countries.

China’s Health Minister Li Bin said both countries have had a long-standing relationship for approximately 100 years, and the Chinese Government is working on collaborating with Guyana in other areas of development such as infrastructure.

“I believe that under the efforts of the two Governments the partnership will bring about new achievements,” Bin said.

Ramsaran said Guyana and China have enjoyed strong diplomatic and people to people relationships. He stated that this is the first visit of the Chinese health minister to Guyana follows numerous visits to Guyana by Chinese delegations.

“The Government of Guyana is very thankful for the help of the Chinese Government,” he said.

Under the MOU of the China/Guyana House of Science, the Government of Guyana hopes to consolidate what they have advanced while working with China and also hopes to expand surgeries provided and the training of doctors.

The MOU is valid for five years and can be renewed for a similar period if both countries so desire.


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