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Cyprus-Greece partnership in health sector reinforced

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In a bid to fortify health alliances across Europe, Greek Minister of Health, Adonis Georgiades, underscored the necessity for intensified collaboration among European states during his keynote speech at the "Cyprus, Greece & Europe" conference held in Larnaka, Cyprus.

Georgiades emphasized Greece's commitment to enhancing its partnership with Cyprus in the health domain, citing the global imperative for concerted efforts amid significant challenges. Stressing the pivotal role of inter-EU cooperation, he urged for unified strategies to alleviate pressure on healthcare systems and state budgets.

Acknowledging the pivotal contributions of Cypriot Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, Georgiades lauded her efforts in navigating the complexities of public health governance.

Former Greek Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, echoed Georgiades' sentiments, advocating for centralized policies to bolster EU member states' negotiation capabilities, particularly underscored by the lessons gleaned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roberto Speranza, former Italian Minister of Health, echoed the sentiment, prioritizing the assimilation of pandemic insights to enhance healthcare delivery for citizen welfare.

Stavros Michael, Head of the Health Insurance System, lauded conferences as vital platforms for disseminating knowledge and fostering collaborative learning among stakeholders.

Kypros Stavrides, Executive General of State Health Services Organization, emphasized the mutual benefits of synergies, spotlighting the resilience demonstrated by EU collective action in crisis response.

The robust collaboration between Cyprus and Greece in the healthcare sector garnered praise from Minister of Health Michael Damianos, following talks with Minister Georgiades and Greek Deputy Minister of Health, Marios Themistocleous. Damianos expressed gratitude for Greece's longstanding support and envisioned further consolidation of bilateral ties.

During discussions, focal points included upcoming collaborations in transplant initiatives and amendments to existing agreements, signifying a commitment to modernizing healthcare cooperation.

Georgiades acknowledged Cyprus's advancements in healthcare reforms, expressing eagerness for mutual learning and expanded cooperation in medical specialties.

Greek Deputy Minister of Health, Marios Themistocleous, echoed the sentiment, affirming the overarching goal of enhancing bilateral cooperation for the collective benefit of citizens in both nations.

[With information sourced from CNA]

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