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Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Ministry of Agriculture and Food of France

On May 28 within the 87th General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolay Vlasov met with the French delegation headed by Head of the Department for Governance and International Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of France Loic Evain.

The meeting was organized on the initiative of the French side. The possibility of conducting an inspection of French establishments interested in exports of ready-to-eat meat and egg products, as well as foie gras was discussed. In addition, the issue of the visit of the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives to France was raised to discuss the possibility of supplying the Normande cattle to Russia.

Nikolay Vlasov informed that at present Russia is conducting work on improving the regulatory framework with regard to bluetongue preventive and control measures. The Russian side is working out conditions for import of livestock in compliance with the planned amendments. These conditions will be forwarded to the French Veterinary Service for review and possible proposals. It is planned to receive a response from the French colleagues before agreeing on the expected dates of the familiarization visit of the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists to France. As part of this trip, it is planned to study bluetongue prevention and control measures taken by France.

The both sides noted the mutual interest in deepening bilateral cooperation.

May 29, 2019

Categorys: Events , Veterinary , OIE