Russia to export meat, dairy products to Iraq

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Russia and Iraq have agreed to export Russian dairy and meat products to Iraq, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported Tuesday.

"The dairy and meat products, as well as beef and poultry can be exported to Iraq until Jan. 1, 2017," Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia's agricultural watchdog agency, said in a statement.

According to the statement, Iraq also plans to improve its scientific and technical cooperation with Russia, as it recognizes the scientific potential of Russia's Federal Center for Animal Health (ARRIAH) and the quality of its foot-and-mouth disease vaccines.

"Iraq intends to continue importing Russian biological products against foot-and-mouth disease, as well as setting up deliveries of preventive veterinary medicines against bird flu," Rosselkhoznadzor said.

The two sides have also agreed to sign a technical protocol governing the delivery of pathological material samples gathered from birds and animals in Iraq. Endi

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