Russia's veterinary head met with Korea's ambassador to discuss seafood issues

November 7, 2007 12:39

Sergey Dankvert, head of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor, has recently met with Lee Kyu Hyung, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Russia, to discuss their plans as to measures of food safety control. At the meeting which has been initiated by Korea the sides have expressed their satisfaction with the development of the both countries' cooperation in the sphere of veterinary control.

Lee Kyu Hyung has underlined that relations between the two counties in the sphere of the fishery industry have been developing dynamically mostly thanks to the efforts of Rosselkhoznadzor.

Sergey Dankvert has noted that the possibilities for seafood exports from Korea to Russia have not been used in full extent. Russia's inspections of fish processing plants of a number of countries have proved that the condition of the South Korean plants is better than in other South-Asian countries, thanks to which they can supply seafood of higher quality to the Russian market.

The sides have also underlined that the two countries should build up relationship in the sphere of seafood supplies on a parity basis. In particular, Rosselkhoznadzor has already informed the veterinary service of South Korea on its readiness to receive Korean specialists for inspection of the Russian plants willing to supply seafood to South Korea.

Besides, the sides have agreed on the expediency of development and signing a memorandum on understanding in the sphere of export/import of finfish and other aquatic products, including farmed fish. The Korean side has invited Sergey Dankvert to visit Korea with a business trip. In its turn, the Russian side has underlined that it is ready to hold talks with head of the Korean control and surveillance body.

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