On June 22, 2020, the Rosselkhoznadzor and the State Center for Quality of Veterinary Drugs and Feedstuff (FGBI VGNKI) held a meeting with the Head of the OIE Regional Representation Budimir Plavsic.
The meeting was devoted to issues related to the extension of the competence of the VGNKI as an OIE Collaborating Centre.
The Head of the OIE Regional Representation in Moscow assured that he would provide his comments and suggestions, and, if necessary, would hold technical consultations on this issue.
In addition, the parties discussed further work of the VGNKI as the OIE Collaborating Center for food safety, diagnosis and control of animal diseases in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Transcaucasia.
The Russian side thanked Budimir Plavsic for his assistance to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the official recognition of disease status for PPR and bovine contagious pleuropneumonia. In addition, the parties discussed cooperation between the Rosselkhoznadzor and its subordinate scientific institutions and the OIE to study the spread of the novel coronavirus infection and its impact on animals.
In conclusion, the parties thanked each other for the meeting, noting significant progress in resolving current issues of mutual cooperation, and agreed to continue the dialogue using all available formats of interaction.