India, Mauritius ink MoU to promote traditional medicine

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India and Mauritius inked an MoU to promote cooperation in traditional medicine and homeopathy, an AYUSH ministry statement said on Tuesday.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) envisages exchange of experts, supply of traditional medicinal substances, joint research and development and recognition of the traditional systems of health and medicine in both countries.

“It also aims at promotion and popularisation of the various Indian traditional systems which fall under AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa & Homoeopathy),” said the statement from the ministry.

The MoU was inked recently when AYUSH Minister Sripad Yesso Naik was visiting Mauritius. The AYUSH ministry has also recently signed MoUs with China, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, Hungary, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“The financial resources necessary to conduct research, training courses, meetings and deputations of experts will be met from the existing allocated budget and existing plan schemes of AYUSH,” said the statement.

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