CAIRO: Minister of Agriculture Ayman Abu Hadid offered 20,000 acres to his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Hamed Friday to start applying an agricultural cooperation project between both countries, Mubasher news reported.
This project aims to encourage private companies to invest and reclaim. He said that there can be two models, one in the north and another in the south.
This was in the frame of the 43rd round of the executive council of the Arabian Organization for Agricultural Development, which is held in Kuwait to discuss what was accomplished in the previous period as well as future activities.
Minister of Agriculture Ayman Abu Hadid met his Saudi Arabian and Sudanese counterpart Fahd Bin Ghonim and Ibrahim Hamed to study agricultural cooperation between Egypt and the other two countries, El-Balad news reported.
During their meeting, Abu Hadid and Ghonim emphasized the importance of agricultural cooperation between both their countries and the importance of the Saudi agricultural investments in Egypt by the private sector. Abu Hadid said two of the major Saudi agricultural investment companies operate in Egypt and these investments should be promoted.
Abu Hadid offered his Sudanese counterpart to get some agricultural spaces in Sudan reclaimed, El-Badil reported.
He emphasized that Egyptian agricultural investments in Sudan will be of positive effect with cooperation between Egypt and Sudan. He expressed his intention to visit Sudan soon to discuss these matters and show them to both countries’ governments.