On October 19, the Head of the Federal Service for Accreditation (RusAccreditation) Alexey Khersontsev met with the CNAS Deputy Chairman of the Board Chen Yunhua.
From the Russian side the meeting was also attended by the Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Accreditation Sergey Migin, acting Director General of the National Institute for Accreditation of the RusAccreditation Yuri Zhitarev, his deputies Ilona Kakulia and Natalya Serova, the Head of the International Cooperation Department of the National Institute for Accreditation of the RusAccreditation Anna Nemychenkova, the specialist of the International Cooperation Department of the National Institute for Accreditation of the RusAccreditation Timur Nuraev. The Chinese side was also represented by the Deputy Director of the Department of Experts Cen Weiqun, a Senior Manager of the Accreditation Department Zhang Qingbo, a Senior Manager of the International Cooperation Department, Cai Lumin, and a Senior Accreditation Manager Du Juan.
During the meeting parties discussed areas of bilateral cooperation under the Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 2, 2017 between the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment and the Federal Service for Accreditation, including the possibility of conducting training on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard with the involvement of Chinese professionals who participated in the development of this standard.
Alexey Khersontsev answered in detail the questions of Chinese colleagues about the rules and procedures of the national accreditation system functioning.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to develop cooperation in areas of greatest mutual interest, to strengthen cooperation on individual issues during working visits, as well as through the creation of working groups on specific areas of activity.