The Inaugural session of the Agriculture Steering Committee (ASC) Meeting between Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Pakistan and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was held in Amman on 25th September, 2017 at the Ministry of Agriculture, Jordan.
Additional Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security and Research Mr. Jamil Ahmed led the Pakistan delegation while the Jordanian side was led by Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture Jordan, Eng. Mahmod Al-Jama’ani.
Bilateral relations between Pakistan and Jordan in the sphere of Agriculture cooperation were discussed in detail during the meeting, inclusive of water management, fisheries, livestock and agricultural research. Both sides stressed the need to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of Agriculture.
Regular exchange of visits by the representatives of government and business delegations from both sides, sharing of agriculture technology, capacity building initiatives and joint ventures in manufacturing high efficiency irrigation systems (HEIS) were identified as potential areas to enhance bilateral agriculture cooperation.
The Secretary General Eng. Mahmod Al-Jama’ani acknowledged Pakistan’s role and efforts in promoting bilateral agriculture cooperation between the two countries. Both sides acknowledged their similarity of views and approaches on various issues of interest.
Successful conclusion of the inaugural session of the Agriculture Steering Committee Meeting between Pakistan and Jordan will open avenues for closer cooperation between the two countries and strengthen bilateral relations further.