24, 2018 in Moscow, within the framework of the Regional Representation of the
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) a meeting between representatives of
the veterinary competent authorities of the EAEU member states, the OIE, the
Rosselkhoznadzor and specialists of scientific organizations of the Russian
Federation was held. The event became a landmark and was timed to the official
opening of the OIE Regional Representation office in Moscow.
Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Jean-Philippe
Doppe, Advisor to the Director General Romano Marabelli, Minister for Technical
Regulation Valeriy Koreshkov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian
Federation Yevgeny Nepoklonov and Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor
Nikita Lebedev attended the event.
Head of the
Regional Representation of the OIE in Moscow Kazimiras Lukauskas addressed the
participants with a welcoming speech. Jean-Philippe Doppe in his speech noted
the importance of the meeting, taking into account the positive tendency of
cooperation between the OIE and the EAEU, which resulted in the signing of a
memorandum of cooperation between the two organizations for a three-year
(2018-2020) period at the end of 2017.
meeting, the issues of ensuring the potential and sustainability of the
veterinary services of the EAEU, ensuring animal disease-freedom in the customs
territory of the EAEU, the importance and implementation of the OIE standards
and principles in the field of veterinary education were considered.
topic for discussion was the assessment of the epizootic situation with regard
to transboundary animal diseases in the EAEU countries. Dmitry Lozovoy, Director
of the FGBI "ARRIAH" subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor, presented
a detailed analysis of the development of the epizootic situation in Russia, as
well transboundary diseases, such as foot and mouth disease, ASF, avian
influenza and lumpy skin disease. In his speech, he also pointed out the main activities
of the Centre with international organizations and scientific centers of the
speech, Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikita Lebedev emphasized
the importance of electronic information systems developed by the
Rosselkhoznadzor and the need for their application in all the EAEU countries,
and also proposed that the OIE establishes a procedure for the trips of the
emergency groups of OIE independent experts in case of unofficial information
(with its indirect confirmation in the media) concerning outbreaks of dangerous
animal diseases registered in 3 countries. The participants stressed the
importance of the event, which contributed to the consolidation of the
veterinary services of the EAEU and the OIE, as well as the importance of the activities
carried out by the Rosselkhoznadzor scientific centers (the FGBI "ARRIAH"
and the FGBI "VGNKI") in matters of ensuring the epizootic,
veterinary and sanitary well-being of the EAEU countries and the region as a