Egypt signs on joining statute for establishing African Medicines Agency

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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 10:41 GMT

Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia and its permanent representative to the African Union Osama Abdel Khaleq

Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia and its permanent representative to the African Union Osama Abdel Khaleq

CAIRO – 28 July 2021: Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia and its permanent representative to the African Union Osama Abdel Khaleq signed Egypt’s joining the statute for establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA).  

 

The signing ceremony was attended by the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs and Health Amira al-Fadil.

 

In a statement issued by the Egyptian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Abdel-Khalek said Wednesday, that “this new African body will have a pivotal role in promoting public health in Africa and in responding to diseases and epidemics in the continent.”

 

He added that Egypt is at the forefront of the leading African countries in the field of pharmaceutical industries, including the localization of the manufacture of Coronavirus vaccines.

 

“Egypt will continue to expand in this field in support of equal access to medicines and vaccines for African peoples,” he continued.

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