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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

Categorys: Veterinary , Events