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China's CVO re-elected President of
OIE Regional Commission for Asia, Far East and Oceania

DATE:2015-06-02       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA

China's Delegate to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) Zhang Zhongqiu was re-elected President of OIE Regional Commission for Asia, Far East and Oceania at the 83rd General Session of OIE World Assembly of Delegates in Paris during May 24-30, 2015.


Dr. Chen Hualan from the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS-HVRI)was elected Vice President of OIE’s Biological Standards Commission. 


The OIE has five regional commissions and their responsibilities include coordination in international cooperation among regional members and development of policies on animal disease control and relevant technical solutions at the regional level. Each regional commission has a President, two Vice-Presidents and a Secretary General for a three-year term.


The OIE has established four specialist commissions - the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission, the Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases, the Biological Standards Commission and the Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission. These commissions are committed to developing and revising OIE's international standards related to animal health, veterinary public health and animal-derived food safety. Given the authority and significance of these commissions in respective areas, the OIE members have highly valuedthe commissions' work and actively recommended competent experts to participant election to the commissions.


The re-election of CVO Zhang Zhongqiu and election of Dr. Chen Hualanto important positions in the OIE is of great significance, marking wide recognition of China's veterinary progressby the international community. It will secure China's greater voice and leading role in regional veterinary affairs. It will also promote China's veterinary practicein line with international standards and regulations, and facilitate the sound development of animal health in China.


Upon request, CVO Zhang Zhongqiu also held bilateral meetings with veterinary officials from the UK, France, Russia and Mongolia respectively during his stay in Paris.


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