AMR gets “high agenda” attention during EU/China talks

The need to pursue a global approach to tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will be “high on the political agenda” this week during talks in China between EU and Chinese health and food safety authorities.

Starting yesterday (Sunday) and running through to Thursday, November 5, EU health and food safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is undertaking an official visit which includes a series of meetings with government ministers as well as high level officials and dignitaries.

In addition to meeting China’s minister for food and drug administration, Bi Jingquan, Commissioner Andriukaitis will deliver a speech at the country’s international food safety and quality conference as well as visiting Beijing Medical College.

“China remains a key trade partner for Europe and this visit provides a platform to exchange views on important issues such as food safety and public health,” said a spokesman for the Commissioner, adding that discussions relating to AMR would be high on the political agenda.

Headline image shows Vytenis Andriukaitis (left) with the head of the Mission of China to the EU, Yang Yanyi.

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