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EEC and FAO activities scheduled for 2015-2018 have been fully implemented

EEC and FAO activities scheduled for 2015-2018 have been fully implemented

This was stated by the Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Industry and Agricultural Sector of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Alexander Subbotin at the 161 session of the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.
“The EEC places high importance to the cooperation with the FAO, – the Minister noted. – We have fully implemented cooperative activities of the EEC and FAO scheduled for 2015-2018. We have recently finalized the draft Action Plan for implementing the Memorandum of Understanding between the EEC and FAO for the next period, 2019-2023, developed by the Commission. The document is ready to be signed”.
Alexander Subbotin drew the meeting attendees’ particular attention to the issues that were being successfully solved in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) under the EEC coordination.
For instance, the work on antibiotic resistance is being carried out in the EAEU within the framework of the Pilot Activity Program for implementing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the World Organization for Animal Health for the three-year period 2018-2020. The program was signed in December 2017.
The tasks of reducing food loss and waste are solved within the framework of cooperation with the Eurasian technological platforms. They are also taken into account when developing the draft Collective Food Safety Concept of the Union countries.
As for the issues of prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases, those are regulated by the Treaty on the EAEU.
It is worth reminding that the cooperation of the EEC and the Union countries with the FAO is built up within the framework of the relevant Memorandum, the application period of which was extended for the next five years in 2018.
For reference
The FAO is a specialized Agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to combat hunger.
On November 12, 2013, the EEC and FAO signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a five-year period, under which the parties were engaged in mutually beneficial cooperation and co-operative activities. The focus of the meeting was devoted to discussing the FAO Medium Term Plan for the years 2018-2021, Work and Budget Program for the years 2020-2021 and Consolidated Report following the mid-term review in 2018.