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Representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor and FGBI “ARRIAH” Took Part in Meeting of Standing Expert Group on ASF under OIE GF-TADs umbrella

On September 10-11 2019, the 14th meeting of Standing Expert Group on African Swine Fever (ASF) was held on the platform of the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) GF-TADs in Sofia (Bulgaria).The event was attended by the European Commission members (ЕС), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) The event was attended by OIE Director General Monique Eloit, Ministers of Agriculture in Bulgaria (Desislava Taneva) and North Macedonia (Trajan Dimkovski), Deputy Minister of Albania ( Ermira Gjeci) and EU Commissioner (Vytenis Andriukatis).

The subject of general meeting was discussion of gained experience on carrying out epidemiological survey and data collection of ASF outbreaks.

The representatives from PRC took part in the meeting for the first time and got the participants familiarized with the tendency of development of ASF epidemic situation in the country. However, during the open discussion there was lack of information, directness, objectivity in the data presented (details about the source and transmission routes of the infection, number of dead or emergency slaughtered animals, as well as the scope of ongoing monitoring) from the side of PRC officials.

The next meeting of GF-TADs group is going to be held in March 2020 in Slovakia. 

Sep 17, 2019

Categorys: Events , OIE