INFOTEL 2013 focused towards the country's national growth
Minister stressed that signing of this MOU is a historic moment as this is the first ever pharmaceutical procurement MOU signed by the Government of Sri Lanka with any Government or an institution. He elaborated that under the provisions of the MOU, the Government of Sri Lanka will be able to maintain the high standards of Healthcare in the country and ensure uninterrupted supply of high quality, reasonable essential medicines in Sri Lanka.
He also welcomed Bangladesh investors to take advantage of the conducive atmosphere and emerging opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector in Sri Lanka. He also added that Sri Lanka was able to sign an MOU in the field of Nurses Training in November 2013 and hoped the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh could share expertise and look for synergies in partnership in medical field.
During their discussions, Bangladesh Health & Family Welfare Minister, recalling the friendly and strong bilateral ties between the two countries, noted the similarities in the challenges faced by both countries as developing countries in South Asia and agreed on the need for closer political and economic collaboration. Speaking on the occasion of the signing of the MOU, Minister Nasim briefed the Sri Lanka delegation that presently Bangladesh exports pharmaceutical products to nearly 90 countries and is one of the fast blooming industries of its economy. He assured that Government of Bangladesh will be able to supply Sri Lanka with high quality medicines at the best price under the provisions of this MOU.