DUBAI, 4th June, 2016 (WAM) — Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, met here today with a delegation from Pfizer, headed by Nanette Cocero, Regional President for Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East, Global Innovative Pharma.

Al Owais emphasised the MoHP’s strong partnership with Pfizer and its keenness to develop regulatory frameworks to allow international pharmaceutical companies to set up innovative research and development facilities in the UAE, in partnership with the ministry and the national companies.

He added that the UAE leads the region in having swift procedures for registering medicines.

Cocero said Pfizer is proud to be a strategic partner with the UAE’s MoHP, adding that the company is committed to employ resources and advanced scientific research for the health and welfare of the community in the UAE.

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