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Marzouki discusses with IRCAD president project of creating Tunisian section of the institute.

CARTHAGE (TAP) - The creation in Tunisia of a section of the Research Institute Against Cancer of Digestive System (IRCAD-Strasbourg), was the focus of the meeting, Monday in Carthage, of Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki with President and founder of the Institute Jacques Marescaux.

According to a statement of the Presidency of the Republic, this Tunisian section of IRCAD will serve as a regional and continental centre for the entire Arab region and the south of the Mediterranean. It will help enhance the Tunisian experience in this field.

President Marzouki voiced Tunisia's readiness to provide the necessary support to IRCAD officials for the creation of a Tunisian section in the shortest terms.

IRCAD President said that the Tunisian section will be the third to be implanted in the world after Taiwan (2008) and Rio de Janeiro (2011). "It will also be the first unit of research on cancers and digestive system in the Arab world and Africa," Mr.Marescaux further said, commending the Tunisian skills and expertise in the medical field.

"IRCAD-Strasbourg, one of the best research centres in cancers of digestive system, contributes annually to the training of 4,000 researchers," he also underlined. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Health and Higher Education as well as the president of the National Medical Association Council.

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Date:Sep 16, 2013
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