25 Sep 2019 11:20

Russian, Kyrgyz health ministers meet in New York, agree to renew cooperation deal

BISHKEK. Sept 25 (Interfax) - Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova and Kyrgyz Health Minister Kosmosbek Cholponbayev have met on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly to agree on a renewal of the cooperation agreement between the two health ministries, the Kyrgyz Health Ministry's press service told Interfax in a statement on Wednesday.

"The ministers of the two countries have discussed cooperation in healthcare and agreed to [...] renew the agreement between the ministries on cooperation in the area of healthcare and medicine and step up joint work between scientific centers of the two countries with regard to providing high-tech medical services," the statement said.

In addition, Cholponbayev raised with Skvortsova the matter of access to medical services in Russia for Kyrgyz migrant workers and their families.

The two ministers also discussed issues relating to treatment of patients with TB and HIV.

At the meeting, Cholponbayev and Skvortsova agreed to intensify cooperation between the two ministries, the statement said.