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Cabinet approves agreement signing with Egypt on agriculture

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday approved the signing of a (MoU) between and for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

The provides for cooperation in areas of agricultural crops (especially wheat and maize), agricultural biotechnology, nano-technology, irrigation and including water harvesting and micro-irrigation technology, management of for

It will also focus on issues such as food security, safety and quality; horticulture; organic agriculture; livestock husbandry, livestock breeding, dairying, fisheries, feed and fodder production; and value addition; sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues concerning trade in plant and

"Cooperation will also be effected through exchange of research scientists and experts," says a statement.

It said a Joint Working Group (JWG) will be formed under the to enhance cooperation on matters of mutual interest including consultations on bilateral issues.

"The JWG will meet at least annually in the initial two years, alternately in and to formulate joint work programs, facilitation and consultation, including making additional supplementary engagements with regard to specific issues," the statement added.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:10 IST