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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cambodian agriculture sector serves as a strategic support to UAE's food security program

WAM Dubai, 18th October, 2009 (WAM) -- His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, has said that the Cambodian agriculture sector could serve as a strategic support for the UAE's food security programme.

Al Mansouri made the statement during an official visit to Cambodia, heading a UAE economic delegation to the East Asian country. The UAE delegation visited various ministries and senior Cambodian officials including the Prime Minister and Ministers of Economy, Agriculture, Transport, Telecommunication, Water and Environment. The discussions with Cambodian government mainly focused on enhancing cooperation in the agriculture sector and ways to explore investments in this vital sector.

During his meeting with the Cambodian Minister of agriculture, Al Mansouri said that the UAE is keen to explore the opportunities in rice cultivation in Cambodia, and will form a technical team which will visit Cambodia to check on-ground the possibilities of investing in Cambodian farmlands.

Al Mansouri visited the Rice Research Centre in Cambodia and evaluated the varities of rice and took samples to be tested in the UAE agricultural labs, to check its quality and their suitability for UAE consumers.

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