On November 11, the Rosselkhoznadzor held talks via video conferencing with the representatives of the Agency for Plant and Animal Health Regulation and Control of the Republic of Ecuador (AGROCALIDAD). The representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation took part in the discussion.
Issues related to agreeing on the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of veterinary surveillance between Russia and Ecuador were raised. The foreign colleagues informed that, under the Ecuadorian legislation, it was necessary to specify information on the authorities concluding the agreement in the preamble of such a document.
In this regard, the Rosselkhoznadzor asked to provide a formal letter stating the need to specify the said information in the Memorandum.
The Rosselkhoznadzor suggested to continue discussing this issue within the framework of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ecuadorian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation to be held in November in Quito (Ecuador).
The parties also discussed agreeing on the Memorandum on scientific cooperation between the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” (FGBI “ARRIAH”) and the AGROCALIDAD. The Ecuadorian authority stated that a reply concerning the possibility of signing this document would be sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the near future.
The Rosselkhoznadzor expressed hope for agreeing on both Memorandums at the earliest possible time.