The international pharmaceutical communication and cooperation should be further strengthened, said Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi on Sunday.
Wu Yi made the remarks when she attended the opening ceremony of the 2007 World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the 67th International Congress of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Wu said the international cooperation on research and development of new medicines should be strengthened and the advantages of traditional medicine should be inherited.
Wu urged the developed countries to help developing countries get proper medicines for their citizens.
Medical services across the world should be improved and personnel working in the pharmaceutical field should be better-trained, she said.
She also called on the international community to work together to find out an effective way of worldwide pharmaceutical supervision to standardize global pharmaceutical market order and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights in pharmaceutical field.
(Xinhua News Agency September 3, 2007)