December 12, 2011
Armenia, Georgia to cooperate on monitoring cattle health
Armenian agriculture minister Sergo Karapetian and Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) director Gagik Sardarian signed Friday (Dec 9) a cooperation of memorandum, calling for delivery of reciprocal veterinary services.
CARD represents the interests of the Georgian side within the frameworks of a programme designed to manage the health of cattle in border areas of Armenia and Georgia, financed by the Austrian Development Agency.
According to Sergo Karapetian, the goal of the project is to establish close cooperation in monitoring the health of cattle in Armenian Shirak and Lori provinces and Georgian Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo-Kartli regions. Skilled professionals will train about 60 veterinaries from both countries and conduct also joint conferences.