Rosselkhoznadzor / News
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
Outcome of the Meeting between the Representatives of China, Mongolia and Russia on Transboundary Disease Spread Control
The FGBI “ARRIAH” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor hosted
the third meeting “Cross Border Trade and TADs Risk Reduction between China,
Mongolia and Russia (TCP/RAS/3306 B04)” which was held on January 22 - 25, 2013.
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) was the
main facilitator of the meeting. According to Prof. John Edwards, Senior
Technical Coordinator of FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases,
Russia, Mongolia and China meeting is of great scientific and practical
importance for coordination of measures for FMD eradication and prevention in
the territories of these states.
During the first half of the meeting the CVOs of the Russian
Federation (Nepoklonov Y.A.), China ( Dr. Zhang Zhongqui) and Mongolia (Dr.
Purevkhuu Tsendenkhuu) presented FMD control and prevention strategies in their
countries. FAO and OIE representatives highly appreciated Russia’s involvement
in rendering aid to Mongolia for control of FMD which spread widely in its
territory in 2010. The Federal Centre
for Animal Health supplied more than 37 million doses of FMD vaccine to
Mongolia in 2011-2012 according to the Orders of the President of the Russian
Federation and the RF Government on rendering humanitarian aid to Mongolia for
FMD control. The FGBI “ARRIAH” specialists conducted monitoring for FMD
detection in different regions of Mongolia after vaccination. The results of
monitoring demonstrate that Mongolia and border areas of the RF are currently
free from FMD.
Workshops were conducted during the second half of the
meeting. The delegates were to work out a scenario and coordination measures in
case of dangerous infectious disease occurrence in border areas of one of them.
Issues concerning the role of wild cloven-hoofed animals in FMD spread and
measures for African swine fever and avian influenza prevention were also
discussed during the meeting.
The Letter of Intent between the Bureau of Veterinary Service of the
Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, the Government
Implementing Agency for Veterinary and Animal Breeding of Mongolia, and the
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia was
signed in the end of the meeting. The Letter of Intent envisages better
communication of the countries in prevention and control of highly dangerous
diseases. Representatives of Kazakhstan Veterinary Service participated in the
meeting as observers.
Jan 28, 2013