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The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria signs the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria signs the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency

juillet 07, 2019

Niamey, Niger , 07th of July 2019: On the occasion of the 12st Extraordinary Session of the Assembly, held on 07 July 2019, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria signed the Treaty for the Establishment of the African Medicines Agency.

The Treaty for the Establishment of the African Medicines Agency was adopted on 11 February 2019.Through the creation of the Secretariat and the governing bodies, the treaty aims at enhancing the capacity of the States Parties and the Regional Economic Communities to regulate medical products in order to improve access to quality, safe and efficacious medical products on the continent. Before the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly, one country had signed the treaty, which will enter into force after the deposit of the fifteenth instrument of ratification.

H.E. Sabri Boukadoum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, signed the treaty. The signing ceremony took place at the presence of H.E. Amira El Fadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs, and Amb. Dr. Namira Negm, Legal Counsel of the African Union, whose office is the depository of legal instruments and is mandated to ensure the signature, ratification and domestication of the AU instruments.

Further information on the Treaties should be directed to the Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

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