Kyriakides to visit hospital and discuss food safety during visit to Lithuania

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides will be visiting Lithuania on Thursday and Friday, where she will be discussing issues related to food safety as well as health priorities, including the support provided to Ukraine in these areas.

 

Kyriakides will meet Minister of Agriculture Kęstutis Navickas to discuss issues related to sustainable food systems and food security, sustainable use of pesticides, antimicrobial resistance, labelling, and animal welfare.

 

The Commissioner will also meet Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and preparedness and the situation regarding monkeypox.

 

The agenda also includes the EU’s health support to Ukraine, the upcoming reform of the pharmaceutical legislation and Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

 

Commissioner Kyriakides and Minister Dulkys will also visit the Santaros Clinics and Cancer Hospital, where she will meet with the CEOs of the Clinics, as well as doctors and patients.

 

In a statement ahead of the visit, Kyriakides said that she is “looking forward to meeting some of the healthcare staff who have been helping to take care of Ukrainian refugees in Vilnius”.

 

“Today, the conflict is still very much ongoing, and, more than ever, support is needed for refugees and patients arriving in the EU” she underlined.

 

Source: Cyprus News Agency

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