First meeting of the Interim subcommittee for agriculture and fishery and the RPM sector meeting on food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy and rural development, will be held on February 23rd and 24th, 2009. in Brussels.

Several preparatory meetings of the working group for agriculture and rural development of BiH will be held before the meeting of the Interim subcommittee and the sector RPM meeting.

At the meetings there will be talked about bilateral trading relations in the sector of agriculture and fishery in the period from 2006. to 2008., condition in sector in a sense of getting closer to the acquis, strengthening of administrative capacities at the state level, implementation of the Framework Law on agriculture, nutrition and rural development, strategy of agriculture of BiH and harmonization of payment system, policy of rural development, land registries, agriculture statistics, budget for 2008. and 2009., financial assistance and preparation for the IAPRD.

Special attention will be dedicated to questions from the area of fishery, food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary.