During the recent visit of Minister of State for AYUSH and Health and Family Welfare Shripad Yesso Naik to Mauritius, India has signed an MoU on cooperation in the field of traditional system of medicine and homoeopathy. This MoU will promote cooperation in the field of traditional system of health and medicine between the two countries which already share these traditions due to our unique historical and cultural ties. It aims at 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 as well as promotion and popularization of the diverse Indian traditional systems which fall under AYUSH.

The agreement will be of immense importance to both countries, considering their shared cultural heritage. The Ministry of AYUSH as a part of its mandate to propagate Indian systems of medicine globally has entered into 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. The Government of Mauritius also has a long history of traditional medicine in common with India and both countries shares a common culture with respect to the Ayurvedic system of medicine.

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