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Turkey, Sudan sign health care cooperation accord

March 28, 2007 (ANKARA) — Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag had a meeting with Sudanese Health Minister Tabita Sokaya in Ankara on Wednesday.

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Turkish and Sudanese parties signed a protocol on cooperation in the health sector between Turkey and Sudan and an action plan on management of a Turkish hospital in Kalakla city of Sudan during the meeting.

Taking the floor in the signing ceremony, Akdag recalled that a 32-member Turkish delegation had visited Sudan in August 2006, stating that the two countries earlier decided to better the cooperation protocol.

Noting that there were two Turkish hospitals in Sudan, Akdag indicated, "we are upgrading physical conditions and equipment as well as training stuff of the hospital in Kalakla. We also established Sahara Hospital in the south of Sudan."

Akdag added, "we will be able to set up hospitals abroad under a law which will be approved in the parliament today." The Turkish Anatolia reported.

On the other hand, Sokaya said that they appreciated Turkey’s assistance.