The long and rich experiences in mutual and historical interaction between Africa and the Middle East, the cultural, political and social relations between the two regions,
The impact of animal diseases, especially those known as trans-boundary animal diseases (TADs), remains one of the main causes of the poor performance of the livestock production sector and the growing gap between supply and demand for food of animal origin,
The importance of animal disease prevention programs, which requires a large-scale national and international investment for the sake of favorable health situation in both regions and the economic and social benefits this investment may provide,
Therefore, compliance with and maintenance of OIE international standards for trade in animals and animal products are major constraints for countries to enter successfully into the international and regional trade.
There is a need for OIE members to establish a common, stronger and strictly defined strategy to actively strengthen inter-regional solidarity in the field of Veterinary Services and safeguard of their national livestock and public health, to find joint solutions to accredit quality of inter-regional trade certification on animals and animal products, based on: