The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of Cooperation Arrangement between India and Afghanistan for cooperation in the field of food safety and related areas. The agreement will be singed between Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL), Afghanistan.
The cooperation arrangement will facilitate information sharing training and capacity building measure between both countries. It will help learning from each others best practice to improve food safety ecosystem. The areas of cooperation under the agreement includes
- Establish mechanism of information exchange and communication.
- Facilitate organization of joint seminars, workshops, visits, lectures, training programme, etc.
- Facilitate technical exchange on identified topics of interest especially about import procedures, quality control operations, sampling, testing, packaging and labelling.
- Other areas of interest to participants within their responsibilities as they may mutually determine.