JICA Resident Representative in Rabat visits ONSSA

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The Director General of ONSSA, Mr. Ahmed Bentouhami, received on March 5, 2015 Mr. Shogi Koichi, Resident Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in Morocco, to discuss cooperation opportunities with the agency. Japanese in the sanitary field. Thus, several areas of cooperation have been identified, they concern the health control of animal and plant products (especially fishery products and citrus fruits), the upgrading of laboratories, and the analysis of health risks. Cooperation through JICA can be implemented through the provision of volunteers and Japanese technical expertise in the aforementioned areas, capacity building, and support for the upgrading of structures.

It should be recalled that the Director General of ONSSA had met on September 24, 2014 in Tokyo, during a working visit, officials from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture, of Forests and Fisheries to strengthen relations between the authorities responsible for health security in the two countries.