Algiers — French minister of Health Marisol Touraine affirmed Sunday, in Algiers, the willingness of French companies operating in the sector, to support their Algerian counterparts.
Touraine, who attended, along with the minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf, a roundtable on health, organized on the sidelines of the 3rd Algerian-French High Level Intergovernmental Committee, said that French companies will ensure, through the agreements concluded between the two countries, "to support Algerian companies in the sector health and the pharmaceutical industry."
On this occasion, she cited the cooperation between the two countries in the field of management and organization of the drug market, the transfer of know-how, particularly in the cardiovascular surgery and medical imaging.
Concerning social security, the French minister stressed the need to create cooperation opportunities between various public and private insurance companies, particularly complementary insurance, noting the opportunities offered by the Algerian market in this field.
For his part, Boudiaf hailed the cooperation opportunities between the two countries in the health sector, recalling the projects launched and developed for years by the two parties, particularly in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.
Furthermore, experts of both countries broached ways to develop the pharmaceutical industry, funding of the health sector and complementary insurance.