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30th Conference of OIE Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania held in Putrajaya of Malaysia

DATE:2017-11-24       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA
 

 

The ongoing 30th Conference of the Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) kicked off in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 20 November, 2017. Mr. Zhang Zhongqiu, China's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) and President of the OIE Regional Commission, attended and addressed the conference. 

 

CVO Zhang Zhongqiu stated that in order to achieve the goals set down in the OIE 6th Strategic Plan and the Regional Action Plan (2016-2020), the OIE regional members have stepped up their efforts and made significant progress in preventing major animal diseases such as bird flu and foot-and-mouth disease, addressing antimicrobial resistance, securing effective supply of animal products and safeguarding public health. He stressed that it is veterinary professionals’ mission and responsibility to improve regional animal health and secure animal-origin food safety. China is willing to, under the framework of the OIE, work closely with regional members and take coordinated actions and measures to push forward the mission, tackle all challenges, improve regional and global animal health and facilitate the building of a community of shared future.

 

This Regional Conference will last for five days and the discussions are set to focus on farm biosafety, animal movement control, antimicrobial resistance in Asia and the Pacific, aquatic animal health information management and the One Health topic, among others.

 

A total of 120 participants attended the Conference, including representatives of OIE headquarters, the Regional Representation and members of Asia, the Far East and Oceania, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and some non-governmental organizations.

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