Lithuania will provide support to the National Food Safety Agency of Moldova
On February 10 the European Union funded Twinning project “Support to the National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova“ has been launched in Chisinau, which is going to be implemented by Lithuanian experts of the State Food and Veterinary Service and State Plant Service jointly with junior partners from Latvia and Sweden.
The kick-off meeting of the Twinning Project enjoyed a special attention from top officials of the Republic of Moldova and the press. At the official event, the welcome addresses were given by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Minister of Agriculture of Moldova, Head of the EU Delegation in Chisinau, Vice-minister of Agriculture of Lithuania, Director General of the National Food Safety Agency of Moldova, Ambassadors of Lithuania, Latvia and Sweden to Moldova.
This two-year project will help to implement a uniform control system for food safety in compliance with European Union standards in Moldova. International practice will be implemented through EU standards and legislation laying down food safety requirements in the fields of food and feed safety, veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary activities. This will enable to improve the quality of foodstuffs, protection of consumer rights, to strengthen export opportunities for Moldovan agricultural production.
More information about the event could be found on the website of the Government of Moldova.
Photo credit: Press Office of the Government of Moldova