Qatar Supports Agriculture and Food Security in Arab and Islamic Countries


QNA | 29 October 2010

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Khartoum - HE Qatar's Ambassador to Sudan Ali Al Hammadi, who led the Qatari delegation to the Fifth OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development, that was held in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has stressed the support and interest attached by HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to agriculture and issues of food security in the Arab and Islamic world.

He pointed out that Qatar has undertaken several projects and plans to achieve those goals.

In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Al Hammadi pointed to Qatari investments in the agricultural field, especially in the Arab and Islamic countries, while describing the Khartoum Conference as an important event.

He added that the State of Qatar gave special attention to investments in Sudan in agricultural fields and livestock, referring to its projects in the states of Kordofan and Sennar.

Al Hammadi said that Hassad Company will soon implement an agricultural project in the Nile River state in Sudan.

The Qatari delegation include Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, Director of Agricultural Research and Studies at Ministry of Environment and Dr Ali Mohammad Al Kubaisi, an agricultural expert, and Khalid Yousef Al Khulaifi, Director of Agriculture at Ministry of the Environment.

The Fifth OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development concluded with a number of recommendations, including the necessity of establishing strategic partnership between the OIC member states, in addition to enhancing agricultural productivity and food security in Islamic countries.

The recommendations also highlight the continuing partnership between the GCC member states and the Organization of Islamic Conference to promote economic prosperity.

Original source: QNA

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