On 26-31 May, 2019 Paris, France, Maison de la Chimie hosted the 87th regular General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation headed by Deputy Head Nikolay Vlasov took part in the session.
The opening session and the first plenary session took place on May 26. On May 27, 2019, on the second day of the session in Paris, Nikolay Vlasov held a meeting with OIE Deputy Director General "International Standards and Science" Matthew Stone, President of the OIE Scientific Commission Cristóbal Zepeda and representatives of expert groups on Russia’s official status for BSE, PPR and contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.
Nikolay Vlasov highlighted the importance of cooperation between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the OIE on Russia’s official status for a number of infectious diseases of farm animals. Over the last years Russia has been exporting cattle products and the compliance with the OIE recommendations for infectious disease control is vital to prop up exports, in particular, to improve Russian veterinary law and to promote cooperation with veterinary services of other states.
On behalf of the OIE Matthew Stone congratulated the Russian delegation on regaining the status of the country with an FMD-free zone without vaccination.
via Rosselkhoznadzor - News