On September 3 a delegation of inspectors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived in Ukraine to assess the control system for the cultivation of live cattle and sheep with the aim of exporting to the market of KSA, the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection informed.
The delegation of Saudi Arabia began its work with a meeting at the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with its head Volodymyr Lapa.
The meeting was also attended by Director of the Department of Food and Veterinary Medicine Boris Kobal, Head of the Animal Health and Welfare Department of the Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine Department of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection Mykola Sonko, Deputy Director for Scientific Support of the Management of the Testing Center of the State Scientific Research Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary-Sanitary Expertise Tetiana Harkavenko and others.
Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with its head Volodymyr Lapa congratulated the members of the delegation on their arrival in Ukraine and expressed hope for fruitful cooperation and establishment of professional ties, exchange of experience between veterinary specialists of Ukraine and KSA.
Boris Kobal introduced the structure, functions and powers of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection and its territorial bodies, the domestic system of state laboratories and hospitals of veterinary medicine, and the procedure for certification of goods exported. He also briefed the mission representatives on regulatory documents regulating animal health and food safety, the animal disease surveillance and control system, and the animal identification system.
It is planned that representatives of the KSA will visit the State Research Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise, the Main Directorate of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection in the Cherkasy region and several livestock facilities interested in export to the KSA.
The delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will work in Ukraine until September 8, 2018.