Egyptian ambassador to Belgrade discusses cooperation with Serbian agriculture minister

Ahram Online , Friday 11 Jan 2019

Amr Aljowaily
Ambassador Amr Aljowaily hands over a papyrus to Serbian Minister of Agriculture Branislav Nedimovic Photo courtesy of Egypt Embassy in Serbia

The Egyptian ambassador to Serbia Amr Aljowaily met with Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Branislav Nedimovic on Thursday ahead of the minister’s visit to Cairo, following up on the meeting between the meeting between Foreigb Minister Sameh Shoukry and Prime Minster of Serbia Ana Brnabić which took place on 28 November 2018, where the pair discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture.

During the meeting, Aljowaily highlighted the recent successes of Egyptian agricultural exports in a number of new markets, reflecting the implementation of phytosanitary standards at the production and export stages.

He also reviewed the scholarships offered by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture, encouraging the participation of experts from Serbia in these courses as an opportunity for direct communication between the two ministries and the exchange of technical expertise.

Nedimovic expressed his interest in his first visit to Egypt. He also reviewed opportunities for exports of grains and an invitation to participate in the Novi Sad Agricultural Exhibition in May, which is the largest in eastern and southern Europe.

The pair also discussed potential cooperation in the field of agricultural mechanisation and the use of information technology in agriculture and water resources management.

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