Syria, Lebanon discuss enhancing agricultural relations

2019-04-09 15:31:02

Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmad al-Qadiri discussed with his Lebanese counterpart Hassan al- Laqis means to develop the agricultural relations between the two countries.

During the meeting which was held on Tuesday at the building of the Ministry of Agriculture in Damascus, Minister al-Qadiri underlined the necessity of setting a joint vision on developing cooperation in all  agricultural domains between the two countries.

He added that the close cooperation between the Syrian and Lebanese ministries of  agriculture in the domain of the agricultural scientific research constitutes one of the bases of the Syrian and Lebanese agricultural production.

Al-Qadiri indicated that there are joint agreements between the two countries in the agricultural domain which aim at uniting the mechanisms of importation and registering the agricultural medicines, and protecting plants, in addition to the agricultural quarantine and pesticides.

He expressed readiness to supply the brotherly country of Lebanon with various types of saplings and to benefit from its experience in the agricultural domains.

For his part, Minister al-Laqis affirmed that the discussions during the meeting focused on means to enhance the agricultural relations between the two countries in a way that would serve the interests of farmers in both countries and would serve the process of importation and exportation via the Syrian ports and crossings.

He called for activating  and developing the agreements signed  between the two countries during the year 2010 which stopped during the terrorist war wage against Syria.