Establishment and Governance


AQMENET members the following countries, bordering the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Gulf:
Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. 

The activities of the network will be supervised by a Steering Committee (SC) composed of:

  • The Chief Veterinary Officers/WOAH delegates of the Member Countries.
  • The representatives from WOAH (1) and from FAO (1).
  • Consultative ad hoc experts.

The SC will meet at KSA MEWA facilities at least once a year. Additional meetings can be decided according to the request(s) made by member countries.

KSA MEWA Aquaculture department, Eng. Fares Alghamdi will assure the Secretariat of AQMENET in close coordination with the regional representative for the Middle East (Dr. Ali El Romeh).

The role of the national focal points will be defined by the SC.

The work plan, the budget and the financial contributions will be regularly discussed, audited and updated during the meetings of the SC.

The AQMENET website will be funded and hosted by KSA MEWA AQ. Dept.

The WOAH and FAO make available to AQMENET the Reference Laboratory Network and Collaborating Centres for the achievement of its objectives.