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