BRI facilitates fruitful medical cooperation between China, Pakistan.

BEIJING -- Anzal Mahnoor enjoys her time as an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) student at Hainan Medical University, located in Haikou, the capital of south China's Hainan Province.

'Here in this university, I get a chance to make wonderful friends, and I get a chance to fulfill my dream to become a good doctor,' said the 24-year-old from Pakistan. 'I get a lot of knowledge regarding my studies from my best teachers.'

She is one of the abundant talents coming to Hainan as medical cooperation between China and Pakistan has grown fruitful in the past decade thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

China proposed the idea of building an economic belt along the Silk Road in Kazakhstan in 2013, which, combined with the proposal of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, eventually became the Belt and Road Initiative.

As a primary hub along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Hainan has made use of favorable supporting policies and its unique advantages to pioneer the country's high-level opening up.

In the past 10 years, China has seen increasing medical cooperation with countries and regions jointly building the Belt and Road, including Pakistan. Through a series of mechanisms, tens of thousands of health professionals have been trained in areas such as health management, public health, and medical research.

In Hainan, for instance, the Belt and Road Tropical Medical Alliance was established in 2018, led by Hainan Medical University. The alliance currently has several member units from Pakistan.

So far, the alliance has successfully organized five medicine forums. More than 120 universities, medical institutions, and research institutes from more than 30 countries and regions have joined the alliance.

Medical cooperation between China and Pakistan has brought...

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