CAIRO – Egyptian Agriculture Minister el Sayed el Qosair lauded on Friday the historic co-operation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as Egypt is considered one of its founders.
During his meeting with Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative of FAO Office for the Near East and North Africa Abdulhakim el Waer, Qosair reviewed Egypt’s efforts to achieve food security and combat poverty in the most needy areas as well as projects established for the rural woman.
The minister discussed aspects of co-operation with the UN organization in the fields of food security and agriculture, saying Egypt is ready for supporting countries in the domains of combating desertification, desert cultivation, taxonomy, agricultural industrialization, and capacity building as well as veterinary services.
Waer, for his part, wished to build a strategic partnership between Cairo office and all the regional countries to draw on from the Egyptian experience in agriculture.
He stressed the importance of cooperation in the fields of climate change and economic empowerment in rural areas.