A conference was organized on the results of the Twinning project on "Strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary measures in Azerbaijan".

APA informs that at the event, information was provided about the works and achievements within the framework of the Twinning project financed by the European Union (EU).

Speaking at the conference, the chairman of the Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AQTA), Goshgar Tahmezli, said that the general goal is to contribute to increasing food and feed safety, as well as to expand export opportunities as a result of strengthening compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, and the special goal is to improve and implement sanitary and phytosanitary legislation. The Twinning project to support AQTA was successfully implemented in 27 months.

training visits related to the improvement of the activity of laboratories were carried out.

More than 20 trainings covering various topics in the field of plant health were organized with the participation of representatives of the Agency and other relevant institutions.

Also, within the framework of the project, the relations between AQTA and the relevant institutions of the Republics of Lithuania and Latvia have been further strengthened," he said.

The chairman of AQTA also expressed his confidence that the results obtained during the project will contribute to the more effective organization of joint activities with the EU, as well as Lithuania and Latvia, as well as the achievement of new achievements.

Kristine Lomakina, director of the State Plant Protection Service of Latvia, project leader, and Sergejus Fedotovas, head of the State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania, also spoke at the conference.

They spoke about the importance of the project and emphasized that the work done in this framework will help to further expand relations in the future.

Then at the event Gintaras Lapinskas, advisor on the Twinning project, "Works carried out during the execution of the Twinning project financed by the EU", Elkhan Mikayilov, Head of the Office of AQTA, "Strategic development of the food safety and plant protection sectors in Azerbaijan", Ringolds Arnitis, representative of the State Plant Protection Service of the Republic of Latvia and made presentations on "Improving the plant protection system in Azerbaijan".