121st Weekly Meeting of Departments
13 February، 2024

H.E. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary-General of the Academy, chaired the 121st meeting of the IIFA’s departments on Monday, 2 Shaban 1445, corresponding to 12 February 2024, at the Secretariat General’s headquarters in Jeddah.

His Excellency began the meeting by welcoming the attendees, speaking about the organizational and academic preparations of the scientific symposium scheduled to be held at the beginning of this March with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority on “cultured meat and genetically modified foods of animal origin.” His Excellency also talked about the necessity of communicating with several scientific figures inside and outside Saudi Arabia who specialize in veterinary medicine and genetics to participate in this scientific symposium and enrich the scientific debate.

The meeting discussed previous decisions and issued new decisions, notably:

  • IIFA’s scientific committee shall begin reviewing the meat symposium research and send notes to the printing department for correction and the media department for typesetting.
  • Sending the list of participants in the symposium to the Protocols department to request MOFA to issue visas for participants from outside the country.
  • Discussing with electricity companies to verify and improve the electric system in IIFA’s building in order to save energy.
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