TUNISIA – Mongi Slim Hospital has opened a new Traditional Chinese Medicine Center in Tunis, as part of its strategy to promote alternative treatment options across the Republic of Tunisia.

In a press release, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) said: “A ceremony was held to mark the establishment of the center, which is located in Mongi Slim Hospital.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art center in the Tunisian capital was graced by Tarek Ben Nasr, Regional Health Director of the Governorate of Tunis.

In addition, the ceremony was attended by a Chinese delegation headed by Gong Jianping, the Director of the Health Commission of China’s Jiangxi Province.

For his part, Gong Jianping g confirmed that the establishment of the center was part of the concrete outcomes of the medical and health program launched at a ministerial conference of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum.

Speaking on bilateral relations, Gong Jianping explained: “For years, Chinese doctors have provided acupuncture services at Mongi Slim Hospital to local people.”

It is worth highlighting that a total of 27 batches of medical teams with 1,153 members have been dispatched from China’s Jiangxi Province to the Republic of Tunisia since 1973.

The batches of medical teams are projected to be providing more than 6 million outpatient services in the North African country.

With the inauguration of the new Traditional Chinese Medicine Center, the Tunisian Government is well suited to further promote medical exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.

Exchanges and dialogues on civilizations between China and Tunisia are set to advance the two countries’ common development and prosperity.

Moreover, cultural cooperation between China and Tunisia has seen an increase in recent years while the China-Tunisia joint archaeological project launched in 2023 is proceeding smoothly.

The center is expected to operate under optimal conditions, becoming a model for the promotion of traditional Chinese medicine not only in the Tunisian capital but also in neighboring places.

Commenting on the latest launch, the Tunis governorate’s Regional Health Director Tarek Ben Nasr stated: “The traditional Chinese acupuncture has been welcomed here in Tunisia.”

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