Jordan participates in Damascus meeting for regional agriculture ministers

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AMMAN Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Hneifat is set to participate today in a quadripartite meeting of the agriculture ministers of Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon in Damascus.اضافة اعلان

Hneifat told Al-Mamlaka TV that the meeting is a continuation of previous quadripartite meetings held last year in Baghdad, Beirut, and Amman, and will conclude with the signing of memoranda of understanding.

On Saturday, Hneifat had said in a press statement that the meeting would be held over the course of two days under the title "Achieving Agricultural Economic Integration at the Regional Level".

Meeting agendaThe meeting, he said, aims to find joint solutions to food security-related challenges through agricultural integration, and to facilitate the flow of goods between the four countries.

According to the Syrian News Agency, SANA, participants will also discuss ways to enhance trade exchange and mechanisms to support regional projects and address climate challenges and land degradation.

During dialogue sessions, the four countries’ agricultural strategies and calendars will be presented. The meeting will also include a field visit to scientific and research centers.

Regional food observatoryThe four ministers had previously agreed to support an initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to make Jordan the host of a Regional Observatory for Food Security.

The ministers had also recommended a study by the World Food Program on the possibility of establishing a regional center for food security and emergency food aid in Jordan, in order to enhance services and the regional crisis response.

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