Tunisia, China ink two health cooperation agreements

Tunisia and China signed Thursday two health cooperation agreements allowing the Asian giant to send medical staff and equipment to the teaching hospital of Sfax, the second city of the North African country.

The agreements were signed by Tunisia’s top diplomat Othman Jarandi and China’s ambassador to Tunis Zhang Jianguo.

Jianguo was quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua as saying that China offered Tunisia more than 2 million doses of covid-19 vaccine and an important quantity of equipment in form of donation to help the North African country address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tunisia launched in 2020 the Chinese Sfax teaching hospital which according to the Chinese diplomat played a key role in the local response to the pandemic.

“Chinese medical experts fought side by side with their Tunisian counterparts in Tunis, Sidi Bouzid, Gafsa and Jendouba,” Jianguo added.

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