Turkish-Hungarian Partnership on Medical Industry and Medical Devices Addressed

Turkish-Hungarian Medical Industry Roundtable Meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Deputy Ministers Dr. Çetin Ali Dönmez and Mehmet Fatih Kacır and Hungary's Ankara Ambassador Viktor Matis. At the meeting, work towards the establishment of new cooperation between Turkey and Hungary were discussed in the medical industry.

NEW COLLABORATIONS

The first Turkish-Hungarian Medical Industry Round Table Meeting, which was decided during the bilateral meeting between the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Peter Szijjarto, was held on 30 June 2020. During the meeting, Turkey in the medical industry with the establishment of new cooperation between Hungary and evaluation studies for the start of the new investment.

TRADE VOLUME TARGET OF 6 BILLION DOLLARS

Dönmez Deputy Minister speaking here, Hungary, Turkey's highest level of political, economic, military and cultural relations with European countries, he said. Stating that every effort should be made to achieve the 2018 billion dollar trade volume target set by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the two sides in 6 in a balanced manner, Dönmez said, “Our representatives of the private and public sector will be able to increase the trade volume between the two countries and the competition with third countries. they should work together to increase their effectiveness. he spoke.

MUTUAL INVESTMENTS

mutual investments between Turkey and Hungary Dönmez Referring to the importance of improving the stock of foreign direct investment in Turkey is 29 million dollars and 88 Hungary Hungarian companies invest in Turkey, he said. Dönmez stated that Turkish pharmaceutical manufacturers export to more than 160 countries, including European Union countries, the medical devices market exceeded $ 2 billion, and that an annual growth of 10 percent is expected in the next 6 years.

HEART OF THREE CONTINENTS

Turkey's dynamic and talented work force and does not start Pointing to the rising star of the medical industry with its convenient location in the heart of three continents, "Hungarian enterprises in the medical sector, I want to encourage you to be in close relation with us regarding investment plans in Turkey." said.

R&D EXPENDITURES

Deputy Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacar, voicing Turkey in recent years accelerated their R & D spending on health care, "For this reason, the National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy has put a priority on medical biotechnology as a key area. Over the years, we have developed technology roadmaps and industry-specific projects on biomaterials, biomedical equipment and medical diagnostic kits. We established biotechnology centers within universities. In addition, health clusters were formed to bring together companies and institutions in this field as a larger union. The pandemic era has once again demonstrated the importance of the medical industry for all of us. " used the expressions.

Kaçır expressed his firm belief that close cooperation with Hungary could be further developed in areas such as vaccines, medicines, medical diagnosis and treatment equipment and the like.

"WE ARE READY TO GIVE ANY SUPPORT"

Viktor Matis, the Ambassador of Hungary to Ankara, stated that the health systems of both countries are very strong and said:

The strategic cooperation between the two countries in both political, cultural and economic fields is very strong. In this sense, today's meeting, whose foundations were laid in June 2020, will play an important role in the complementary interaction in the medical sector. Hungarian companies here stated that they are open about investment, import and export. These infrastructure of foreign missions in Turkey to support Hungary's ready to give every kind of support.

THE FUTURE OF THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY

From both countries at the meeting, which brought together representatives of public and private sector, Turkey's investment environment, the future of the medical industry, it was made to share information on joint investment activities. Meeting, Ministry of Health and Turkey Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, as well as OSTİM Medical Industry Cluster, Istanbul Health Industry Cluster and METU Teknokent in the medical industry companies also attended.

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