Bahrain, Brazil discuss cooperation in agricultural, livestock and environmental protection

Bahrain and Brazil discuss cooperation in the fields of agriculture, livestock and environmental protection<br />

Manama, May 31 (BNA) Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Issam bin Abdullah Khalaf met with the Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs at the Presidency of Brazil, Flavio Rocha, and his accompanying delegation.
They discussed cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural and animal fields and ways to enhance opportunities for exchanging experiences and various agricultural and animal products.
The minister highlighted the Kingdom of Bahrain’s strategy in the field of food security and the efforts made by the ministry in this regard, indicating its interest in this field under the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The two sides discussed climate change and the importance of preserving vegetation, protecting the terrestrial and marine environment, and preserving biodiversity around the world.
Khalaf stressed Bahrain’s initiative to reach zero neutrality in 2060, in addition to the national afforestation strategy to increase the number of trees in the Kingdom.
He explained that the ministry’s efforts are focused on developing national capacities in the food industries, working to raise the proportion of local production, and providing incentives and facilities to enhance the expertise of professionals, especially in the areas of food security.
The minister reviewed cooperation in the field of livestock and the import of live animal products from Brazil, looking forward to increasing mutual investments in this field.
The Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs highlighted Brazil’s experience in the development of the food industry and food security, as well as in the development of agriculture and livestock production.
The two sides agreed to exchange experiences, develop joint projects, and benefit from Brazil’s experience in the food industry and food security and its latest technologies in developing the sector.


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