Baku, September 24 (AZERTAC). Azerbaijan has been elected a member of the executive committee of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO).
In the organization`s meeting in Paris, Azerbaijan was unanimously given a 3-year term as an executive committee member.
Azerbaijan joined EPPO on February 1, 2007.
EPPO is an intergovernmental organization responsible for European cooperation in plant health. Founded in 1951 by 15 European countries, EPPO now has 50 members, covering almost all countries of the European and Mediterranean region. Its objectives are to protect plants, to develop international strategies against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests and to promote safe and effective control methods. As a Regional Plant Protection Organization, EPPO also participates in global discussions on plant health organized by FAO and the IPPC Secretariat.