by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
The Federal Councillor Mr. Alain Berset met Mr. Zhang Yong, Minister of China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in Bern. The two ministers will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to express their intention to conclude an agreement in several areas of common interests. This meeting is a continuation of the visit of the Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) to China from 15 to 18 August 2013. On this occasion, Alain Berset had a meeting with CFDA Deputy Minister Yin Li. The MoU which will be signed by the two ministers is forecast to be signed in 2014 and will be related to the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and cosmetics. The objective of this future agreement is to strengthen technical exchanges and to create an institutional dialogue for important fields related to health. A MoU signed in 2005 between Switzerland and China already strengthened collaboration related to health.