On 19 November 2013 the second meeting of the Sub-Commission on cooperation in the field of medicine has been held. It was organized in conformity with decision of the sesond meeting of the Ukraine-China Intergovernmental Commission on cooperation (held in Beijing on 24th of September 2013).
Delegation led by First Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Oleksandr Kachur and Deputy Minister of the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission, Commissioner of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Wang Guoqiang.
During the meeting the parties discussed a number of inter-sectoral cooperation, the development of contacts between medical and specialized research institutions and issues of medical personnel and others.
In order to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Subcommission has established a TCM Coordination Council.
The parties also agreed on a draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and China's State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine on cooperation in the field of TCM.
During his visit to China Ukrainian delegation also visited the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and TCM Hospital of Guangdong Province.