Cui Li, vice-minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), met with Radek Policar, Czech vice-minister of Health, in Beijing on March 20.
The two sides reviewed their countries' achievements in health cooperation. Cui said that health cooperation has become the most important sector for Sino-Czech cooperation.
"The two countries have engaged in pragmatic cooperation regarding hospitals, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), medical staff training, and children's medical care," Cui said.
Policar praised the Chinese government's leading role in its health cooperation with the Czech Republic and other central and eastern European countries. The Czech Republic is willing to further cooperate with China regarding research and development of emergency medicine and vaccines.
Both sides signed a new plan for Sino-Czech health cooperation and exchanged ideas on the Third Health Ministers Meeting between China and the Committee of European Economic Cooperation.