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Maroco German Cooperation: ONSSA and BFR sign a Declaration of Cooperation

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Mr. Abdallah Janati , Director General of the ONSSA and Prof. Andreas Hensel , President of the BFR ( German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) concluded on Tuesday 16 February 2021 a “Declaration of Intent for Cooperation”, online, at a ceremony attended by several representatives and experts from the BFR, ONSSA and representatives of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Berlin and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rabat.

In his opening address, Mr. A. Janati welcomed the realization of this partnership with the BFR, which is a world-renowned institution of reference in terms of health risk assessment,  and underlined its commitment to implement coordinated actions under the Declaration, which includes strengthening scientific research capacity and establishing a mechanism for information exchange and communication.   For his part Prof.Dr Hensel welcomed the signing of this declaration which thus paves the way for a long-term partnership between the two countries in the field of health risk assessment.   The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the main areas of cooperation to be set up.

It should be recalled that the BfR is a scientific agency responsible for preparing and submitting expert reports and opinions on the safety of food, feed and other substances. The BfR falls under the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMEL).