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India invites Serbia for collaboration in traditional medicine

India has extended an invitation to Serbia to enhance bilateral cooperation in Yoga and traditional medicine.

An invitation from Union Health Minister Harshvardhan has been extended to Zlatibor Loncar, Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia, inviting him sign a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in traditional medicine.

With the NDA-government taking over, India has been keen to give a boost to traditional medicine and propagate Yoga. This was the message that Ambassador of India to Serbia Narinder Chauhan conveyed during her meeting Dr. Loncar this past week. She appraised the Minister of India’s keenness to ink the agreement in order to enhance bilateral cooperation in Yoga and traditional medicine.

The Ambassador also highlighted the “strength of Indian medical and pharma sectors including high quality and low-cost medical care” and suggested that the proposed visit of the Minister to India could be used to understand the complete overview of Indian health sector and to invite Indian companies for establishing joint projects in Serbia for production of generic drugs, establishment of hospitals and cooperation in medical education etc.

India is also eyeing possible collaboration in bio medicine and pharmacology within the ambit of the bilateral Science and Technology Agreement. The two countries have agreed to appoint representatives to scope out areas of cooperation and to prepare the ground for further discussions during the India-Serbia Joint Economic Committee meeting scheduled to be held in Belgrade on September 19, 2014.

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