APS - 04 January 2021
ALGIERS- The minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Pr. Abderrahmane Benbouzid, will pay a working visit to Mauritania on Monday, leading a medical mission made up of members of the scientific committee for coronavirus pandemic monitoring and many specialists and technicians, and carrying medical aid.
The minister, on his departure from Houari Boumediene International Airport of Algiers, said "the Algerian State will dispatch two aircrafts, as part of this solidarity action with our Mauritanian brother people."
The first will "carry the ministerial delegation and the medical staff," and the second is "loaded with medical supplies for the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic."
The visit, which comes under the instructions of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, is part of the "the two countries' efforts to consolidate bilateral relations in all areas, especially in the difficult situation the world is going through as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus."
For his part, the Mauritanian ambassador in Algeria, Blah Ould Bkia, praised the initiative, welcoming the fact that the Algerian doctors will provide support to their Mauritanian colleagues who, he said, he will benefit from the Algerian experience in the fight against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The mission "marks the start of a cooperation plan between the two countries in the field," he said.
The Algerian medical mission, to stay 15 days in Mauritania, will help the medical staff in Mauritanian hospitals where several relevant activities are planned.