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Working Meeting of Representatives of Veterinary Competent Authorities of the EAEU Member States and OIE

On January 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.

Deputy 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.

During the 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.

A special 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 world.

In his 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 whole.

 

Jan 26, 2018

Categorys: Veterinary , Events , OIE