The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) supported the 2nd Armenia-Georgia Cross Border Cooperation workshop on veterinary practices, held in Yerevan on December 6-7, 2023. This event brought together key Armenian figures from the Ministry of Economy and Food Safety Inspection Body (FSIB), alongside their Georgian counterparts from the National Food Agency and State Laboratory of Agriculture. Building on the success of the inaugural workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2022, the event fostered collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The workshop aimed to delve into the current veterinary programs in both countries, addressing crucial topics such as animal identification, registration, and traceability systems. Furthermore, it explored avenues for joint capacity building and experience sharing. The Georgian experts toured the Republican Veterinary-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Center of Laboratory Services of FSIB. Culminating in signing a Memorandum of Understanding, participants affirmed their commitment to enhancing cooperation in the veterinary sector between two countries.