Our duty is to support Iraq to revive agricultural production
15/3/2018 12:00 am
[rtl] Baghdad / Hussein Thagb
Economic delegations are starting to open a new phase of mutual benefit to all parties through entering into investment partnerships in sectors that have the potential to achieve success and support the process of economic development.
The Iraqi-Saudi Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Investment and Development discussed during the gathering of the two parties in Baghdad the reality of cooperation in the field of activating the investment partnership in agricultural projects of animal and plant production, in order to achieve integration between the Arab markets.
"Everyone is aware that the agricultural sector has faced many challenges in the last two decades, which led to weak adoption of international humiliating standards, as well as the fluctuation of agricultural production and its decline to very large limits that do not cover the needs of the local market," said Firas Hamdani, head of the chamber.
He added that "Iraq is able to promote agricultural production in the presence of fertile land and water and skilled human resources," stressing that "openness to Iraq in the Arab will bring positive results of benefit to all parties involved, especially that the opportunities for agricultural investment promising throughout the regions of Iraq." Human Resources Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development Mohamed bin Obaid Al Mazrouei said: "Our duty is to work to support Iraq with all possible to revive agricultural production, especially as we know that Iraq has a lot of resources and resources, and has qualified human resources and specialized.
He pointed out that "Iraq has land and human experience and geographical location distinct, and these elements can be employed in the form beneficial to Iraq and the Arab region in general," pointing out that "our desire to proportion of our investments in Iraq, the state established in this body," noting "the existence of common interests between Iraq The Commission and the Arab region, as well as Iraq has promising opportunities in agricultural production, both animal and plant and agricultural processing. Millions of acres president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce Jaafar al - Hamdani said that " the visit is a key to document the Iraqi - Arab relations and to complement the opening up of government and documenting Iraqi - Arab relations , " noting that "Iraq has millions of acres of arable." Al-Hamdani expressed readiness of the Union to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Commission, at the time of the agricultural sector in view of the need for agricultural technologies. " Noting that "Iraq imports $ 12 billion worth of food."
The markets of the region
, economic expert Mohammed Hadi Jubouri said that "Iraq is a great opportunity can accommodate the companies of the region and others, where the country has all the elements of success, as well as the market, as well as proximity to the market, as well as proximity to the markets of the region, which encourages the entry into major investments Can achieve integration into Arab countries and ensure their food security. "
Jubouri pointed out that "the presence of Arab delegations in Baghdad is a sign of a great desire to cooperate with Iraq to revive the most productive detail is agriculture, which can cover the need of many Arab markets to adopt an investment is ideal for that." Incentive for a large agricultural expert economy Mohamed Shaker pointed out that " the water presence in Iraq through the Euphrates and Tigris rivers groundwater a great incentive to the success of investment projects in all regions of Iraq."
He pointed out that "Iraq has a successful experience in the field of agricultural production in both vegetable and livestock, and these projects can be expanded to achieve
great economic feasibility " . Update the elements of the financial secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Iraqi - Saudi Joint Ali Algzizi noted that " the room confirmed that a number of recommendations the most important priority of modernization components and systems business and agricultural investment environment in Iraq, and the adoption of sustainable agricultural development programs and projects of rural development approach in the reconstruction of rural areas and farms regions and provinces affected Terrorism, as well as the promotion of joint agricultural investments, and the priority of creating a map of investment opportunities on the basis of economic and practical and professional knowledge of a clear standard .
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