50th Ann. the installation of the first Chinese Medical Team
Issue Date: 28/10/2013
Algeria has a special place in the history of China-Africa cooperation, and has witnessed many important events.
After the departure ofFrenchmedical teams andthe pressing needtoheal the woundsof war, theAlgeriangovernment haslaunched inMarch 1963,an emergency callto the international community.China wasthe first country torespond by sendingin April 1963its firstmedical team.
Thus, a firstgroup of13Chinese medicalexpertsbegan the greathistorical missionof the medical professionin thesouth-western Algeria.
Currently, 1100Chinese doctorsare posted in48foreign countriesincluding 42African countries.Themedical team thatcurrently holdsin Algeria,the 26thmedical mission, composed of86 people, haseightwilayasnamely, Algiers,Saida, Mascara,Tiaret,Batna,Khenchela,Setif andAin Defla.
Likethehealth cooperationagreement datingfrom 1963, cooperationbetween Algeriaand China,across severalfieldsof economic activity,cultural, health, water,energyand education.It takes place ina climateand iscrowned withconvincing andencouraging success.
Algeria isa country thathas tremendous potential.It has a largerole to playand Chinashares withCanada abroad consensusbased on commoninterests.