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Fiji, Indonesia Sign Agri Cooperation Agreement

Fiji, Indonesia Sign Agri Cooperation Agreement
Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Hon. Inia Seruiratu with the Minister for Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia Amran Sulaiman after the MoU signing
August 11
11:00 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture to strengthen agricultural cooperation between the two countries.

The MoU was signed by the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu and the Minister for Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia Amran Sulaiman yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The MoU covers areas of cooperation between the two countries on the exchange of technical information, exchange of specialists, transfer of technology and promotion of joint ventures in the marketing of agricultural commodities.

Minister Seruiratu thanked his counterpart for the technical assistance provided by Indonesia to the Ministry and looks forward to more collaboration under the MoU.

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will also soon assist and provide 100 hand held tractors to the Ministry to boost crop production.

Minister Seruiratu is currently in Jakarta attending the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Forum. Also attending are Samoa’s Minister for Agriculture, Tonga’s Minister for Finance and National Planning, Vanuatu’s Minister for Agriculture and senior government officials from Papua New Guinea and Kiribati.

The Forum focusses on the status of rural areas and how they can be transformed into vibrant economic and social centres by identifying results and best practices, innovation, enabling policies and partnership interests and opportunities.

The three-day Forum ended yesterday.

SOURCE: DEPTFO

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