A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Yemen, FAO discuss priorities of agricultural sector projects
ADEN – SABA
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Fisheries Salem Al-Soqatri discussed with the Director of Programs at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the assistant representative of the FAO in Yemen the priorities of projects and plans for the agricultural sector.
The meeting dealt with enhancing cooperation between the ministry and the organization in implementing the project to enhance resilience, which will be implemented by FAO in the districts of Tibn in Lahj and Khanfar in Abyan governorate, at a total cost of ten million euros, as well as the project to establish a locust control center in Aden governorate funded by the World Bank.
The minister stressed the need to support the development of infrastructure and the establishment of sustainable development projects, which are among the priorities of the Ministry, which is keen to pay attention and advance them to keep pace with the challenges of the current stage.
For his part, the representative of the Director of Programs at FAO affirmed the organization's readiness to provide the necessary support to the agricultural and fisheries sectors in Yemen, on which a large segment of the population depends.