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EEC and WHO to sign Memorandum of Understanding

EEC and WHO to sign Memorandum of Understanding

10/17/2019

Health issues were considered at the joint expert meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) held in Moscow at the EEC Headquarters.

"The EEC cooperates with the WHO to ensure public health, which is fully dependent on the safety of goods entering the single market of the Eurasian Economic Union,” noted Igor Gaevsky, Director of the EEC Department of Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Measures, who chaired the meeting.

Salia Karymbaeva, Deputy Director of the EEC Department of Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Measures, presented summary results of the 31st meeting of the FAO/WHO Coordination Committee for Europe of the “Codex Alimentarius” Commission and proposed to develop a common position of the Member States at the Eurasian Economic Commission’s venue for its presentation at the meetings of the FAO/WHO Committees of the “Codex Alimentarius” Commission.

For her part, the representative of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization Bakhtygul Karryeva noted key areas of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization. She reported on completing preparations for signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the EEC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe aimed at enhancing cooperation in the sphere of health with due regard to multisectoral approach to health.

Representatives of the authorized bodies of the Union Member States told how to prevent distributing non-communicable diseases. One way is to reduce the population’s consumption of foods containing trans-fats, salt, sugar as well as to limit the consumption of alcohol and tobacco smoking.

The meeting participants discussed cooperation in areas of particular interest in the light of interrelations between economic integration and health systems as well as principles and approaches to determining liability for violations of mandatory requirements in the sphere of public health.