Professor Ahmed El-Sawalhi, Director of AU-IBAR and Dr.
Vincent Meriton, in the presence of Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Blue Economy and PS Kenneth Racombo, Principal Secretary for Blue Economy, to congratulate Seychelles on being the Blue Economy Champion for Africa and to reiterate the commitment of AU-IBAR in assisting Seychelles and other Africa Member States in developing their Blue Economy Sector.
The meeting was attended by 30 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, IGAD and AU-IBAR
The meeting will gather about100 participants consisting ministerial delegations, from 15 nations of West and Central Africa, an also representatives of the Regional Economic Communities (Economic Community of West African Countries/ ECOWAS and Economic Community of Central African States/ ECCAS) and international institutions, including the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR
), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture(USDA/APHIS).