Egypt discusses exporting grapes, pomegranates with Japan


Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 12:14 GMT

Grapes - Pixabay

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CAIRO – 3 March 2021: Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation El Sayyed el Quseir discussed with the Japanese ambassador in Cairo, Masaki NOKE, , the prospects for agricultural cooperation between the two countries.


Al-Qusayr said in a statement, Wednesday, that the Egyptian-Japanese relations have witnessed a great development during the recent period, indicating that Egyptian citrus fruits are currently invading the Japanese markets, and negotiations are underway on exporting grapes and pomegranates to Japan.


During the joint meeting, El-Quseir discussed with Mazaki cooperation in the field of fish farming, agricultural mechanization, value chains in the field of agricultural products and related activities, modernization of irrigation methods and the development of agricultural exports.


For his part, the Japanese ambassador in Cairo said that there is a long history of Egyptian-Japanese agricultural cooperation since the seventies in the field of rice cultivation and improvement of irrigation infrastructure, and he has examples of cooperation in this field with the Ministry of Irrigation. 


He stressed that cooperation with Egypt increases the fields of African cooperation, given that Egypt has an influential role in the African continent.



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