Jordan, Egypt agree on food security action plan

Yousef Al-Shamali (Photo: Jordan News)
Minister Yousef Al-Shamali. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan and Egypt agreed to create a joint action plan on food security and to start implementing it within a month, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.
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The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply said Monday the plan will be executed in partnership with the private sector in both countries.

The ministry said Minister Yousef Al-Shamali discussed with Egyptian Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, Ali Moselhi, in Cairo ways to enhance joint cooperation in food security and improve it to face impending challenges.

The ministry did not elaborate but said that both ministers agreed to take steps towards attaining food security, through activating a memorandum of understanding which set the stage for establishing, operating, and developing logistics zones between Jordan and Egypt.

The memorandum was signed on the sidelines of the meetings of the 30th session of the Joint Higher Jordanian-Egyptian Committee, which was held in the Egyptian capital last February.

“Jordan attaches great importance to the food security file, in light of the global challenges facing it,” Shamali said, adding those included the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian war, which led to “global price hikes, and a global import chain disruption”.

With directives from Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh, “we are currently working within a comprehensive food security perspective, that stands on the basis of partnerships between Egypt and several Arab countries,” Shamali added.

Indicating that food security is an integral focus of the joint industrial partnership that brings together Jordan, the UAE, and Egypt, as well as the Kingdom’s Economic Modernization Vision for the next 10 years.