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Africa's OIE Delegates prepare for the 88th OIE General Session


77 GS Picture (c) P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2009

OIE Delegates from the Africa Region meet with the Director General and the OIE Representatives for Africa to prepare for the first virtual World Assembly of Delegates.

The OIE Council, in coordination with the Director General, decided to hold the 88th General Session in a virtual format, submitting an adapted procedure for consideration by the 182 OIE Delegates, that will allow the adoption of some key resolutions through electronic means.

On 10 March, more than 55 participants from the Africa region met with the Director General, the OIE Regional Commission for the Africa and Council Members from the Africa region.

OIE Director General, Dr. Monique Eloit


OIE Director General Monique Eloit, provided some key messages related to the organisation of the overall activities, the elections and the adoption of Standards. The new virtual format of the 88th General Session was presented and will be held from Monday 24 to Friday 28 May 2021.

A series of preparatory meetings will be held to ensure adequate participation and information exchanges.

The Meeting was chaired by Dr Karim Tounkara and was actively attended by the OIE Delegates from the 43 countries represented at the meeting.

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