Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor)
The FGBI “ARRIAH” Expert Participated in the 4th Meeting of Russia-ASEAN Senior Officials on Agriculture


20.09.2019 15:10

Andrey V. Varkentin, a staff-member of the Rosselkhoznadzor-subordinated FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health”, participated in the 4th meeting of Russia-ASEAN senior officials on agriculture held in Hue, Vietnam, on August 7-9, 2019, as a member of the Russian delegation. The Russian delegation also included representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.

A. Varkentin made a presentation on the FGBI “ARRIAH” activities in infectious animal disease investigation and prevention. The presentation raised the interest of Cambodia, Thailand and Laos representatives as well as other participants. At the said meeting, the ASEAN countries launched an initiative on joint activities including African swine fever diagnosis and investigation.

Also, delegation of the Republic of Philippines presented a project on cooperation in agricultural trade through interactions in sanitary and phytosanitary measures implementation.

The meeting was held in positive atmosphere and the following aspects were discussed: progress in implementation of the work plan for 2016-2020 and further Russia-ASEAN cooperation in agricultural field.

The next meeting will be held in Brunei Darussalam in 2020.



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