Morocco, Ethiopia ministers discuss agricultural cooperation
Addis Ababa Oct 6 (IANS/MAP) The Moroccan Minister of Agriculture held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart here on the prospects of bilateral cooperation in the sector.
Moroccan Minister Aziz Akhannouch during the meeting with Ethiopia s Eyasu Abraha on Thursday praised the cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural sector. He highlighted the existence of large-scale projects launched and scheduled in this regard.
Akhannouch also talked about a mega project for the setting up of an integrated fertilizer production platform launched on the occasion of King Mohammed VI s visit to Ethiopia last November as well as the caravan of the "map of soil fertility" which will be launched soon.
He also expressed his department s willingness to share the experience of the Green Morocco Plan with Ethiopia notably in the fields of water saving research and solidarity-based agriculture.
For his part the Ethiopian Agriculture minister highlighted the importance of the integrated fertilizer production platform adding that the project will serve as a good basis for bilateral cooperation.