Khartoum, Dec. 4 (SUNA) - The National Center for Research (NCR) announced today convening of the eleventh scientific conference on medicinal and aromatic plants during the period December 11-14 under the slogan " Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Promising Opportunities for Investment for Sustainable Development and Indigenization of Pharmaceutical Industry.”

 NCR Deputy Director General and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Conference Somaya Siral-Khatim said in a press conference at SUNA Forum today that the scientific conference would be a promising opportunity for investment and building partnerships through work of research groups as well as getting acquainted with the latest developments in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants.

She explained that the conference, which is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, will focus on several axes, the most important of which is biodiversity, encouraging investment and innovation, setting policies and strategies, building partnerships and manufacturing of medicine, indicating that some 18 international institutions will participate in the conference.

It is worth noting that the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Institute is one of the institutes of the National Center for Research, and it was established in the year 1971.

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