President of Mongolia and Director General of the OIE Join Forces

Last week, the Director General of the OIE, Dr Bernard Vallat, welcomed His Excellency Mr Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of the Republic of Mongolia, during his official visit to France. The meeting tackled various issues relating to pastoralism and animal health in Mongolia, a country that is actively working to improve its animal health situation, with the aim of developing its rural economy and foreign trade. The OIE reiterated its commitment towards supporting sustainable improvement of the activities of the Mongolian Veterinary Services.

Protecting pastoralism in Mongolia and the world was a particular focus of discussion, leading to an agreement to organise a high-level Conference on this subject by the end of 2016, under the patronage of Mongolia and of the OIE, with the scientific support of the OIE.

Katie Ruth Davies

23 November 2015 21:11