On Wednesday, Dr. Tamer Essam, President of the Egyptian Drug Authority, virtually engaged in a significant event, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria. Representing Nigeria in this pivotal agreement were Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, and Dr. Ali Pate, the Nigerian Health Minister.
The signing ceremony was graced by the presence of key figures including Major General Bahaa Eldin Zidan, Head of the Egyptian Unified Procurement Authority for Medical Supplies, Aliaa Barhan, Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs (South African countries), and Counsellor Samah Abdel Monem Badawy, Acting Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Nigeria, along with leaders from the Egyptian Drug Authority.
Dr. Essam emphasised the MoU’s critical role in fostering pharmaceutical relations between Egypt and Nigeria. He underscored the need for enhanced cooperation, shared experiences, and information exchange between the two nations. Furthering this collaborative spirit, Dr. Essam extended an invitation to his Nigerian counterparts for a visit to Egypt and proposed joint meetings to deepen their partnership.
“This initiative is a stride towards strengthening regional and African cooperation and enhancing the presence of Egyptian medical products in African markets,” Dr. Essam remarked. “It also seeks to elevate the international standing of Egypt’s pharmaceutical regulations,” he added.
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