Mongolian delegates led by B.Batzorig, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry attended the forum ‘Partnering and Investing for a peste des petits ruminants-free world’ organized by the UNFAO, the OIE and the European Commission, and spoke about about Mongolian laws, legal policies and organizational activities in developing agriculture, especially the animal husbandry sector. The forum took place in Belgium on 6-7 September. For people, who do not read French: ‘peste des petits ruminants’ – means ‘a plague of small ruminants’ (ie sheep and goats).
At the forum, Minister B.Batzorig expressed the country’s intent to effectively cooperate with the member states in strengthening the veterinary service, making Mongolian livestock healthy, vaccinating, improving local veterinary laboratories as well as retraining and empowering personnel within the objectives to export Mongolian agricultural products to foreign countries.
On the sidelines of the forum, the Minister held meetings with Jose Graziano da Silva, UNFAO Director General and Monique Eloit, OIE Director General respectively. During the meetings, it was expressed to continue projects which are currently being implemented in agriculture sector in Mongolia and agreed to broaden technical cooperation in making livestock healthy and in prevention of animal disease within the goal to produce value added export products in animal husbandry sector in the future.