Union Minister calls for cooperation in research on traditional medicine among BIMSTEC member countries

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Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe addresses the 2nd Meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine.  
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Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe addressed the opening ceremony of the second meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine l in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, calling on BIMSTEC member countries for cooperating in research on traditional medicine.
He urged the participants of the meeting to make the best use of experiences and knowledge gained at the meeting as the meeting brought the opportunities to the member countries to share knowledge on traditional medicine.
The Union Minister also urged the BIMSTEC member countries share experiences each other through practicing registration for traditional medicines and upgrade the research system.
He also said that the meeting will be focusing on the traditional medicinal cooperation between the BIMSTEC member countries along with preserving the species of the medicine and need to take copy rights for them.
To share knowledge and the result of the research, it will need to hold state level and international level conferences, meeting and educational talks more, he said.
The Union Minister expressed his thanks for compilation of the quality papers and book on traditional medicine and to be used in the meetine.
He pledged that his ministry would develop the traditional medicine world.
Next, Mr. Kunzang N. Tshering, Director at the BIMSTEC Secretariat delivered the speech.
A total of 40 representatives from BIMSTEC member countries, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Thailand are attending the meeting.


—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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