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Sino-French agreement in the area of traditional Chinese medicine

During the 5th session of the Commission to promote co-operation in traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology, convened recently in Paris, the Chinese Chairman of the Commission, Wang GUOQIANG and François GUINOT, Honorary President of the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) and French co-Chair of the Commission, together signed a Framework Agreement to Co-operate in the area of traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology, alongside the Paris Public Hospitals Authority (APHP).

The 5th session of the Commission to promote co-operation in traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology, convened recently in Paris. The Chinese Chairman of the Commission, Wang GUOQIANG, took part in the sessions as leader of the Chinese Delegation.

With a remit representing the Chinese National Bureau for traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology, Wang GUOQIANG signed the Framework Agreement to Co-operate in the area of traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology, with the Paris Public Hospitals Authority (APHP).

In application of this Framework Agreement, both parties organised and convened a seminal meeting April 23 to discuss the form their co-operation would take, and on this occasion representatives from both the Shuguang Hospital, which reports to the Shanghai University for traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology and from the Jiansu Hospital for traditional Chinese medicine, likewise signed Agreements to co-operate with the Paris Public Hospitals Authority (APHP), in terms of precise project work such as exchanges of personnel and clinical research.

Moreover, the Paris Public Hospitals Authority (APHP), the Central Hospital - University of Lille, the Central Hospital - University of Montpellier and the Central Hospital - University of Strasburg, co-signed a proposal to engage in active co-operation with their Chinese counterparts in the framework of the Agreement between Chinese and French Governments in the area of traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology.

Wang GUOQIANG and François GUINOT, Honorary President of the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) and French co-Chair of the Commission, together signed this proposal.

The Chinese party, some twenty strong, saw representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Paris, of the General Chinese Foodstuffs and Medicinal Drug Administration, of the Chinese National Bureau for traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology and Chen KAIXIAN, member of the Chinese Academy of Science.

For France, Ms Marisol TOURAINE, French Government Minister for Social Affairs and Health and Catherine BRECHIGNAC, Perpetual Secretary of the French Academy of Science and Fellow of the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) took part in the session.