On May 15, 2018 the negotiations between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the leadership of the Department of Animal Resources of the Ministry of Protection of Municipalities and the Environment of the State of Qatar on the resumption of poultry product supply from the territory of the Russian Federation to the State of Qatar were held in the city of Doha (the State of Qatar).
In the course of negotiations Head of the Veterinary Supervision Directorate for Export-Import Operations, Transport and International Cooperation of Rosselkhoznadzor Artyom Daushev and Director of the Department of Animal Resources, Mr. Farhod Khadi Al Hajiri, discussed in detail the materials on avian influenza control measures in the Russian Federation that had been provided by the Rosselkhoznadzor earlier.
The outcome of the talks was the initiation by Mr. Farhod Khadi Al Hajiri of an immediate consideration of this issue at a meeting of the special Committee on Food Safety, which concluded on the same day that the ban on import of Russian poultry products, introduced earlier by the Ministry of Health of the State of Qatar, was lifted.
During the negotiations, the Qatar side also expressed interest in deliveries of hatching eggs and day-old chicks from the territory of the Russian Federation (a veterinary certificate for such products had been previously agreed). The Rosselkhoznadzor sent a list of Russian manufacturers of these products in working order.
Also the Qatari colleagues expressed interest in importing small ruminants from Russia. In this regard, the Russian side promptly provided a model of the veterinary certificate for export of small cattle from the territory of the Russian Federation. After the Qatari side reviews the draft certificate, the parties agreed to complete its harmonization in the shortest time possible.
Taking into account the interest in the development of scientific and technical cooperation between our services and the exchange of experience in animal disease control, the Rosselkhoznadzor once again invited the Qatari colleagues to visit the leading scientific institutions of the Rosselkhoznadzor - FGBI "ARRIAH" and FGBI "VGNKI".