Dr. Robert Thwala, the Ministry of Agriculture Director of Veterinary and Livestock Services, was anointed as President of the African Regional Commission for the International Committee of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Dr. Barry O'Neil was earlier elected the President of OIE. This post is held for three years. The elections were held last month during the 74th Annual General Session of (OIE) in Paris, according to a report released by the ministry.
Specialists' commissions and their members were also elected at this meeting. The following is a list of the regional representatives,
Asia, the Far East and Oceania- Dr. J. Gardner Murray (Australia)
America- Dr. Jamil Gomes de Souza (Brazil)
Europe- Dr. Nokola T. Bevel (Bulgaria)
Middle East- Dr. Salman Abdel Nabi.