Union Cabinet nod to MoU on Indian medicines for Tanzania

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Tuesday approved an MoU between India and Tanzania in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy. A cabinet meeting here, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will provide a structured framework for cooperation between the two countries for the promotion and propagation of the Indian traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy in the African country.  "There is no additional financial implications involved," an official release said here. Tanzania is an important East African country with historical ties with India and a substantial population of around 70,000 Indian diaspora.  Tanzania and India have traditionally enjoyed close friendly relations, the release said. The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) as a part of its mandate to propagate the Indian systems of medicine globally earlier signed similar MoUs with other countries like China, Malaysia, Hungary, Bangladesh and Nepal.