Bangladesh, Jordan sign MoU on agri cooperation
United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka
Bangladesh and Jordan Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on ‘cooperation in the field of agriculture’ in Amman.
CQK Mustaq Ahmed, secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Radi Al-Tarawneh, secretary-general of Ministry of Agriculture, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective governments, a release of the foreign ministry said.
Under the MoU, Bangladesh and Jordan will exchange scientific materials and information and exchange visits of scientists and engineers in the areas of agricultural science and technology, field level extension, agricultural production and agro-processing.
The MoU emphasises, among others, on human resource development, exchange of germplasm of crops and related technologies, training of agricultural experts and farm mechanisation.
It would also promote cooperation between public and private sectors of both the countries in the field of business and trade of agricultural products and fertiliser through joint ventures.
A joint working group, comprising experts from both sides, would be established for formulating, implementing and monitoring cooperative projects and also to prepare annual work plan.
The joint working group will meet annually, alternately in Dhaka and in Amman. Besides, regular visits of delegation for specific sub-sectors of cooperation are also envisaged in the MoU.
Bangladesh’s ambassador to Jordan M Fazlul Karim and officials of the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture were present at the signing ceremony.
On Tuesday the agriculture secretary had separate meetings with Jordanian Minister for Agriculture Ahmad Khattab and Jordanian secretary-general for Agriculture Radi Al-Tarawneh.