Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Pharmaceutical Development Conference; CEO DRAP emphasis cooperation to ensure drug safety and advancing research in the pharmaceutical field

2nd SCO Conference on Pharmaceutical Cooperation

September 25, 2023, Suzhou

The SCO conference on the development of medical and pharmaceutical cooperation was held in Suzhou, China on September 25, 2023. The conference was attended by representatives from the public and private healthcare sectors of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Mr. Asim Rauf, appreciated the organization of this significant event, which plays a crucial role in promoting regional cooperation and development in the pharmaceutical sector. He added that the SCO region holds immense potential for enhancing pharmaceutical collaboration, and we are committed to contributing to this shared vision. The platform of SCO offers an excellent opportunity to share insights, learn from each other’s experiences, and work collectively towards a safer, more accessible, and sustainable pharmaceutical landscape.

The pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan is evolving from its modest beginnings to become a significant contributor to our national economy as well as meeting around 80 % of domestic needs. Pakistan is eager to collaborate with our fellow SCO member states to harness the full potential of the pharmaceutical sector.