H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water and H.E. Dr. Sufian Sultan Al-Tamimi, Minister of Agriculture, Palestinian Authority, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of agriculture and animal and fish farming.
The collaboration is a major leap in the distinguished relations shared between the UAE and Palestine.
According to H.E. Bin Fahad, the UAE is keen to establish partnerships with countries in the region and across the world to address various environmental issues, especially when it has emerged as a leader in the field of environment.
He pointed out that the MoU aims to strengthen and develop cooperation between the UAE and the State Palestine in agriculture and animal and fish farming in order to achieve sustainable development goals.
Under the terms of the agreement, the UAE and Palestine will share their experiences in areas, including agricultural scientific research, fight against desertification, and the use of saline water in agriculture.
In addition, both parties will exchange their expertise in soil and water, extension of agricultural areas, date palm cultivation, and other agricultural products along with fishing and fish farming areas.
The UAE and Palestine will also work together in veterinary services, such as veterinary quarantine, control of cross-border communicable diseases, and early diagnosis of animal diseases.
Lastly, they will exchange experiences in agricultural pesticides and seeds and integrated control of agricultural pests as well as encourage participation in agricultural fairs.