Arab News, Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022 | Jamada Al-Aakhirah 29, 1443
Saudi Arabia, Iraq sign deal to support agricultural cooperation, livestock and fisheries
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia and Iraq
signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to enhance cooperation in the
fields of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
The agreement was signed during the third session of the agricultural committee
of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, which was a preparatory meeting headed
by the Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman
Al-Fadhli and the Iraqi Minister of Agriculture Mohammed Al-Khafaji.
The agreement includes cooperation in a number of areas, including plant
production, pest control, combating desertification and preserving forests,
pastures and biodiversity. It also includes developing agricultural marketing
and trade exchange for agricultural products, wastewater management, treatment
and reuse, food security, quarantining, veterinary laboratories, and supporting
investment in the agricultural sector.
According to the deal, joint seminars, workshops, and trade and investment
exhibitions will be held and agricultural projects will be set up and
A joint working team will also be formed within the work of the Saudi-Iraqi
Coordination Council, to consult on the measures to be taken to enhance and
develop cooperation in accordance with the provisions of the memorandum signed
between the two sides.
During the meeting, the committee discussed a number of issues in the
environmental, water, agricultural and food security fields.