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FSVPS held talks with the Director of the USDA Agricultural Trade Office at the US Embassy in Russia

On June 25, the FSVPS held a meeting with David Leishman, Director of the USDA Agricultural Trade Office, at the US Embassy in the Russian Federation.

During the talks, David Leishman was interested in the epizootic situation in Russia. He asked to clarify how the Russian Federation is fighting the introduction of African swine fever (ASF) from other countries. The FSVPS representatives reported that the Russian party regularly exchanges information with countries, in particular, within the framework of a Standing Group of Experts on African Swine Fever for the Baltic and Eastern Europe region (GF-TADs). In addition, there is an exchange of experience with representatives of other countries in ASF prevention and control, for example, during visits of foreign colleagues to Russia and the FGBI "ARRIAH".

During the talks, representatives of the Service also informed their American counterpart that last week the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) published the self-declaration of the Russian Federation about regionalization of the country’s territory for highly pathogenic avian influenza on its website. This means that regionalization for this disease was carried out in full compliance with international standards.

In addition, the question was raised that the Russian Embassy in the United States of America had asked for negotiations with the US Secretary of Agriculture. The possibility of such a meeting is currently under discussion.

The parties thanked each other for building contacts and expressed interest in cooperation. 

Jun 25, 2019

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