The Minister of Agriculture signs a memorandum of understanding with his Syrian counterpart for scientific and technical cooperation in the agricultural field

Baghdad Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Al-Khafaji, signed today, Thursday, a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation in the agricultural field, with his Syrian counterpart, Muhammad Hassan, on the sidelines of his visit to the Syrian Arab Republic.

The memorandum aims, according to a statement by the Ministry, to “develop and strengthen cooperation relations in the fields of agricultural scientific research, plant and animal production, animal health, agricultural policies, statistics, extension and the development of rural women in both countries, in a manner that contributes to supporting the agricultural sector and the continuation of cooperation relations between them on the basis of mutual benefit.”

Al-Khafaji stressed “the need to develop a policy not to dump agricultural products in the markets, and the importance of creating an early warning system for cross-border diseases, while the Syrian side called for reviewing the experience of the Poultry Producers Association in Iraq to benefit from it, especially after the decline of livestock in Syria between 40-50%.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency