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Sergey Dankvert Conducted Closing Meeting with Delegation of Ministry of Agriculture of Iraq

The meeting took place in Moscow and became the logical conclusion of the visit of the Iraqi delegation to Russia where the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Iraq had arrived in order to get familiar with the epidemic situation on highly dangerous avian and cattle diseases in Russia.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Iraq Mr. Mahdi Thumad Mhaisen thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for the hospitality and the interesting visit programme.

The Iraqi party reported that getting familiar with the activities of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate Federal Centre for Animal Health (the FGBI “ARRIAH”) revealed the high level of the institute’s activities and also its capability and facilities available as regards animal health protection.

Sergey Dankvert pointed out that the scientific and human resource base of the Federal Centre for Animal Health enables to educate the Iraqi experts in several fields.

Summing up the visit the Iraqi party made a number of suggestions as regards the development of cooperation between Russia and Iraq such as signing an agreement between the Ministries of Agriculture of the two countries, allocation of state-funded places for Iraqi students in Russian agricultural universities.

Mr. Mahdi Thumad Mhaisen emphasized that Iraq was interested in direct Russian poultry product deliveries. It requires the parties to sign a relevant protocol of understanding concerning veterinary and sanitary food safety assurance.

Sergey Dankvert noted the interest of the country in arranging grain deliveries to Iraq.

To that end the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor invited the Iraqi colleagues to revisit Russia in order to get familiar with the existing grain quality and safety control system both in Moscow and in any grain production region of the country.

Particular emphasis was placed on the high level of the activities of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate Grain Quality Assessment Centre. Its experts are involved in inspections for the compliance with quality and safety requirements for grain products exported to the world market.

 

Nov 7, 2017

Categorys: Events , Administration