In the afternoon of June 19, Mr. Eldar Azizov, Mayor of Baku City, Azerbaijan, and his delegation came to the hospital for an exchange visit. Relevant staff from the Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province and the International Office of Sichuan University, Vice President Wang Kunjie of WCH, members of the 2020 anti-pandemic medical expert team to Azerbaijan, and representatives from the International Office attended the meeting.
Vice President Wang Kunjie extended a warm welcome to the Azerbaijani delegation. He introduced the relevant situation of the hospital from the aspects of history, discipline construction and medical technology. In August 2020, a 10-member medical team from the hospital arrived in Baku to provide two weeks of training and guidance for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Azerbaijan. In April 2023, WCH held a training course on minimally invasive liver techniques for the Belt and Road countries, which was attended by 30 young and middle-aged hepatobiliary surgeons, including two doctors from the Azerbaijan Medical University.
Mayor Eldar Azizov said it was very significant to thank WCH for its help to Azerbaijan during the pandemic. He said he admired China’s achievements in the development of medical technology and hoped for further cooperation in student and teacher exchanges. Recently, the city of Baku signed a memorandum of understanding with Sichuan province to establish friendly relations, and he hoped that representatives from WCH would visit Baku and experience the warmth of the Azerbaijani people.
After the meeting, the delegation visited National Facility for Translational Medicine (Sichuan) and learned in detail about the work carried out in the construction of information system, biological sample bank and cell preparation platform.