Farmers' Market, Jackson, Mississippi-flickr_NatalieMaynor
CAIRO – 19 October 2017: Egyptian negotiations succeeded in lifting the ban imposed by the Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities on some of the country’s agricultural crop exports. Crops banned from being exported included bell pepper, lettuce, guava, and onions, the Minister of Agriculture Abdel Moneim al-Banna’s statements confirmed on Thursday.
He added that the Egyptian delegations held several meetings with the officials of both countries to discuss the country’s new strategy in monitoring farms and markets; which came after implementing new criteria to guarantee better agricultural quality.
Earlier in October, the ministry announced that Egypt’s agricultural exports rose by 13.9 percent during the first nine months of 2017, amounting to 4.1 million tons.
Also in September, Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil announced that Russia has agreed to lift its temporary ban on some Egyptian agricultural crop exports.
According to the minster, the value of Egyptian crops exported to Russia is estimated to be worth $350 million annually.