02/28/17 02:55

Symposium on the OIE's activities and Japan inviting Dr Monique Eloit, Director General of OIE

Tokyo, 24 March 2017

This was Dr Monique Eloit’s first visit to Japan since she began her term of office as Director General on 1st January 2016, which was also at the time of the launch of the OIE 6th Strategic plan. She spent a busy week in Tokyo and Miyagi prefecture visiting veterinary and government officials as well as seeing some of the Japanese agriculture industry. The visit has highlighted and strengthened the important relationship between the OIE and Japan, with OIE Regional Representation for Asia and The Pacific based in Tokyo. The visit was concluded with a symposium in Tokyo to discuss the role of the OIE in Animal and Public Health and the vision of the 6th Strategic plan going into the future globally and also in the Asia Pacific Region and Japan.

The Symposium was attended by over 180 people from Japanese and international organisations, with government representatives as well as academic, laboratory and research institutes and was held inside the University of Tokyo where the OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific keeps its office.

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