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Ethiopia, Cuba agree to enhance cooperation in Agriculture

Addis Ababa, November 22, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Ambassador to Cuba, Genet Teshome, met with Orlando Diaz Rodriguez, Director for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba, exchanged views on ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the agriculture sector.

During the meeting, Ambassador Genet pointed out potential areas for a mutually beneficial cooperation in the sector.

He further briefed the Director about his government’s 10 year development plan in agriculture, efforts to attain high level of productivity in wheat production and ensuring food self-sufficiency.

The Director, on his part, noted the longstanding friendship the two countries enjoyed in various fields.

He further highlighted potential areas that Cuba can share its expertise and achievement in the sector.

The Director also reiterated Cuba’s commitment to continued and enhanced cooperation in the field to full fill the vision of agricultural development in both countries.

Both sides also noted that the two countries had good potential for cooperation in the areas of the development of improved agricultural inputs, bio technology, capacity building & artificial insemination.

They also agreed to expedite the negotiation of Memorandum of Understanding on agricultural cooperation to take the bilateral agricultural cooperation to a new level.

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