UAE to cooperate with Turkish Ministry of Agriculture to develop agricultural sector

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates, represented by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, to intensify cooperation in the areas agriculture, rural development and the adoption of modern agriculture. systems.

The agreement aligns with the UAE leadership’s strategic direction to strengthen international cooperation and the exchange of successful experiences with the aim of strengthening the country’s capacity to face all challenges and build a better and more sustainable future.

The MoU was signed by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey.

Speaking on the new partnership, Minister Almheiri said, “MOCCAE is keen to build bridges of cooperation with relevant authorities in other countries as part of its efforts to achieve the country’s food security goals. , environmental protection and climate action. Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry focuses on developing the agricultural sector and identifying innovative solutions that enhance our food security by employing technology, adopting modern and climate-smart farming systems, increasing food production and ensuring the continuity of supply chains.

“Sharing knowledge and best practices between our two countries, which leverages innovation to address challenges, will help us build sustainable food systems and achieve our food security goals. We look forward to cooperating with our counterparts in Turkey and are confident in this partnership. will bring us mutual benefits,” she added.

For his part, Bekir Pakdemirli said: “I hope that the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of agriculture, which we signed today within the framework of the visit of our President, will be beneficial for the two countries. I sincerely believe that our cooperation will go further on this occasion. We are ready to redouble our efforts to improve our economic and agricultural relations. Areas of cooperation include agricultural pest control and plant protection, organic farming, technology-based agricultural production, food safety, food production, food and livestock trade, as well as the production and animal health.

The two countries will also collaborate in agricultural research, the use of modern technologies and techniques to enhance food security, the promotion of joint agricultural enterprises between their private sectors and the development of specialized agricultural zones.

To ensure the achievement of the objectives of the MoU, the two parties have agreed to establish a joint agricultural steering committee to oversee implementation.

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Lana T. Arthur