ArmInfo. RA Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan, who is on a working visit to the Republic of Korea, met with the Chairman of the National Health Insurance Service of Korea, Yong Ik Kim. According to the press service of the ministry, the World Bank delegation also took part in the meeting, thanks to which the visit of the Armenian delegation to Korea was organized.
Yong Ik Kim noted the importance of such exchange programs and activities, given that the Korean health insurance system, formed in 1977, has been very successful and is an example for many countries around the world. He noted that the Korean side is pleased to share their experience with politicians, deputies and representatives of the sphere from other countries.
"For those countries that are just starting to take the path of such reforms, the Korean experience is very important and useful," Torosyan said, adding that Armenia has also chosen this path and is at the initial stage of introducing a public health insurance system. The parties also noted the importance of exchange between experts, and agreed on future cooperation.
The head of the World Bank's delegation, Adanna Chukwuma, emphasized the importance of creating a dialogue between the countries regarding the already existing systems and added that the World Bank will also continue to assist Armenia in the reform process.
At the end of the meeting, Minister Arsen Torosyan invited Korean experts to visit Armenia to study the work done in recent years.