Azerbaijani President received WHO Director General - UPDATED
- 05 July 2018
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, APA reports.
The head of state hailed the successful cooperation between the World Health Organization and Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev said the World Health Organization has always supported Azerbaijan`s initiatives and efforts, underlining the significance of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ visit to Azerbaijan in terms of further strengthening relations between the country and the WHO. Emphasizing that healthcare is one of the key priority areas in Azerbaijan, the head of state noted that great work has been done in this field in recent years, many new hospitals and health care centers have been built in the country. President Ilham Aliyev hailed the fact that there are health centers in every city of Azerbaijan, which are supplied with the most up-to-date equipment and which provide all necessary medical services. “All the works done in this regard have had positive impact on an increase in the average age and decrease in child mortality in the country.” President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that cooperation with the World Health Organization will successfully continue.
Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated the head of state on his winning the presidential election in the country.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed his gratitude for the congratulations.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted works relating to cooperation between the World Health Organization and Azerbaijan. Touching upon the reforms in the field of healthcare, construction of the state-of-the-art medical facilities across Azerbaijan, the WHO Director General described the achievements gained in this area as a result of the great attention and care of the Azerbaijani state and personally President Ilham Aliyev. Noting the fact that refugees and internally displaced persons receive great state care in Azerbaijan, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned that Azerbaijan's experience in this field can serve as an example to many European countries.
During the conversation, the sides exchanged views over the prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the WHO.