AJMAN, 24th October, 2023 (WAM) -- The Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has received a delegation from the VitalLife Scientific Wellness Centre in the Kingdom of Thailand to discuss ways of cooperation, exchange of experiences, and investment opportunities in wellness, health care, and medical tourism.
The Thai delegation, which was headed by Dr. Wanviput Sanphasitvong, was received by Salem Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Ajman Chamber.
During the meeting at the Ajman Chamber headquarters, Al Suwaidi stressed the strength of Emirati-Thai relations and praised the levels of economic cooperation and the volume of bilateral trade between the two countries.
He noted that the total trade exchange between the UAE and Thailand in 2022 reached US$20 billion.
He stated that the Ajman Chamber is keen on growing the tourism sector, pushing forward the growth of medical tourism investments, and exploiting the exceptional capabilities of Ajman, including the remarkable growth in the number of visitors to the Emirate from various countries and the availability of a wide range of distinguished hospitals and health centres.
The meeting discussed opportunities to develop innovative medical tourism programmes, exchange experiences and knowledge in health care and medical training, cooperation in organising activities and training courses to develop the skills of health personnel, and the necessity of exchanging health services and modern therapeutic techniques.
The two parties also stressed the need to exchange visits to review health facilities and medical colleges in Ajman and Thailand and explore opportunities to develop joint programmes for fellowship and training doctors and health nurses.
For her part, Dr. Sanphasitvong stressed the keenness of the Vital Life Healthcare Centre, affiliated with Bumrungrad Hospital in Thailand, to strengthen its external partnerships and expand the Centre's work abroad. She also praised the diversity of medical tourism components in Ajman, in particular, and the UAE, in general.
The meeting was attended by a number of officials.