Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela and his Greek counterpart Thanos Plevris on Friday signed a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at further deepening the cooperation between the two ministries and renewing the cooperation agreement on health and medical sciences signed in 1987.

In his statement, Hadjipantela said the signing of the MoU was evidence of “an excellent bilateral relationship that’s constantly strengthened and improved.”

The memorandum includes, among other things, exchange of good practices, know-how aimed at improving primary healthcare services, identification of human resource needs, personnel exchange programmess, and cooperation to address orders and supplies of medicines, mainly for oncology.

Furthermore, it includes implementation of electronic health services, development and strengthening of scientific cooperation on matters relating to infectious disease, and identification of educational and training needs for ministry staff.