India and Vietnam inked MoU for cooperation in the field of Animal Health

Nov 19, 2015 15:17 IST

The Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam for cooperation in the field of Animal Health.

The MoU was signed in September 2014.

The MoU seeks the promotion of mutual cooperation between both the nations through joint activities in the areas of animal health.

The MoU will be valid for a period of 10 years unless either of the parties gives prior written notice of at least six months to the other party of its intention to terminate the MoU.

India and Vietnam have agreed to:

Exchange special information on animal health in general and particularly information on status of animal diseases of common concern, standards and procedures for animal quarantine and inspection status and progress of surveillance and monitoring programmes in place for animal diseases and food borne pathogens.

Exchange special information on meat processing, meat products and slaughter houses/abattoirs.

Set up Mutual Recognition Agreement on veterinary hygiene, health certificate between competent authorities of the two parties.

Cooperate in the training and upgrading human resources in the field of animal health.

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