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UAE, India hold talks on bird flu implications

India and the United Arab Emirates held discussions regarding temporary ban imposed by the emirate on the imports of Indian table eggs due to bird flu.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Dubai
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2007 07:20 PM IST

India and the United Arab Emirates held discussions in Abu Dhabi in the wake of the temporary ban imposed by the emirate on the imports of Indian table eggs as a result of bird flu.

The issue came up during a meeting between UAE Minister of Environment and Water Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi and the Indian Ambassador to the country Chandra Mohan Bhandari on Tuesday.

The two officials also discussed ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in the fields of environment and agriculture.

In keeping with the standards and guidelines of World Organisation for Animal Health, the UAE has imposed a ban on import of live birds and poultry products from the countries hit by bird flu, including India.

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