Saudi Arabia to forge Healthcare Partnership with Pakistan for Vaccine Research


by Maria Amir

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Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan - issued an official statement, stating the bilateral collaboration of the Saudi government with Pakistan for healthcare research.

In the latest churn of events, Pakistan’s development in healthcare is pushing beyond borders towards a progressive approach. On Thursday, Pakistan's Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel joined hands with Saudi representative Fahad Al-Jalel during the 76th session of the World Health Assembly held at UN headquarters in Geneva for research on vaccines.



Pakistan has always been in close proximity to Saudi Arabia when it comes to diplomatic, political, and strategic ties. With health research underway their ties have become more strategic and stronger for a promising relationship ahead.

Acknowledging the importance of this cooperation, Patel quoted “The Saudi health minister has agreed to work together with Pakistan while dealing with epidemics and health security, The two countries will jointly conduct research on vaccine development for COVID-19 and other epidemics

Pakistan’s remarkable work ethic during the epidemic has caused the Saudi government to invest in Pakistan’s growing health services. It was further acknowledged by the growing eagerness of the Saudi government to invest in Pakistani medical staff.

Al-Jaleel has also agreed to offer more opportunities to doctors, nurses, and medical technicians across borders. A large number of Pakistani talent is already working in large numbers in several hospitals.

Apart from dealing with any future pursuits in epidemic situations, this union can also be seen as a significant emphasis on establishing stronger ties amongst isIslamicountries.