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Prime Minister in Oman: Lithuania’s experts are recognized around the world

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2015 02 03

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During his official visit to the Sultanate of Oman, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has discussed opportunities for cooperation in the field of health services with Minister of Health Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al-Sa’eedi, and agreed to encourage exchange of professionals and students between the two states.

“Lithuania’s scientists, medical doctors, and health care practitioners are experts in their field. Their qualifications are recognised around the world, while health services provided in Lithuania comply with the European Union standards”, said Prime Minister Butkevičius.

The Head of Government has stressed that demand for medical tourism services in Lithuania is buoyant. “We can offer to the Omani high-quality medical treatment as well as ensure efficient rehabilitation and relaxation in wellness complexes”, said the Prime Minister.

According to the Prime Minister, Lithuania focuses on smart technology and scientific research programmes, while Lithuania’s expert production is among the most advanced in the Central and Eastern Europe. “We are interested in the cooperation with the Omani experts as well. Together we can implement new projects and exchange best practices”, said the Prime Minister.

In the meeting, the Omani Minister of Health said that the Sultanate experts were interested in Lithuania’s practice in application of smart technologies in the field of health care, doctor exchange programmes, medical tourism and scientific research. It was agreed that it was necessary to create conditions for professionals and students to go on traineeships and practical placements in both states.

Director General of Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos Kęstutis Strupas and Director General of the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) Kauno Klinikos Renaldas Jurkevičius have participated in the meeting alongside Prime Minister Butkevičius.