Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Colombia to Russian Federation Alfonso Caballero
The meeting between Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Artem Daushev and Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia in Moscow Alfonso Caballero was held in Moscow on February 4.
Artem Daushev informed Alfonso Caballero that the Russian side had completed an analysis of materials on the foot and mouth disease spread situation provided by the competent Colombian department and decided to send representatives to the Cesar Department to assess the effectiveness of disease control measures from February 6 to 8. The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation will include scientists from the Federal Center for Animal Health who are studying this virus and having many years of experience in its diagnosis and prevention. During the visit the delegation will inspect one of the establishments which supplied beef to Russia before the temporary restrictions were imposed.
The parties discussed the organizational issues of the upcoming Rosselkhoznadzor mission in Colombia and expressed mutual satisfaction with the constructive approach and open position of each other.
It shall be reminded that foot and mouth disease was registered in September 2018 in the Colombian Department of Boyaca, later the disease was also found in the Cesar department. In order to ensure the epizootic security in the territory of Russia the Rosselkhoznadzor was forced to impose temporary restrictions on the supply of FMD susceptible live animals from all over Colombia. to Russia in October last year.