Indonesia-Saudi Strengthen Cooperation on Drug, Food Control

Riyadh, MINA – The highest leaders of drug and food control institutions from two countries namely BPOM from Indonesia and SFDA from Saudi Arabia agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of drug and food control.

BPOM and SFDA held Bilateral meetings take place in Riyadh. They discussed five strong reasons that formed the background of strategic cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia in the field of drug and food regulation. Thus as quoted from, on Tuesday, September 8.

First, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are Muslim countries. Secondly, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia have a close relationship.

Third, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are G20 member countries. Fourth, drug and food control in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia is carried out by an independent agency.

Fifth, the two food and drug regulatory agencies, the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and the BPOM have specific strengths in their fields and excel in their respective regions.

“We hope that we can complement each other and give in mutual interests,” said SFDA CEO, Prof. Hisham bin Saad Al-Jadhey.

The bilateral meeting of the two food and drug regulatory agencies was held after the opening of the 2019 SFDA Annual Conference & Exhibition at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center where the Head of BPOM was present as an honored guest.

Head of BPOM, Penny K. Lukito said that the meeting was held at Last year, Jakarta was running successfully because it received an enthusiastic response from the 30 OIC member countries.

For this reason, BPOM has taken concrete steps related to the implementation of the Jakarta Declaration and Action Plan resulting from the meeting. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)