Monday, October 31, 2011

Safar stresses significance of Arab food security

Oct 30 Kuwait's Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Dr. Fadhil Safar asserted here on Sunday the importance of food security, describing it as one of the most pressing issues that require appropriate solutions in order to secure a stable and prosperous life for Arabs.

Safar, in a speech marking the start of the 39th meeting of the Executive Council of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development organized by the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources, expressed hope in achieving goals and reaching the level of expectations for coordination and cooperation among Arab countries in the field of agriculture.
He highlighted the importance of achieving sustainable Arab agricultural development, which requires ambitious programs, plans and a clear strategy implemented on the ground to meet the needs and requirements of people in the Arab region.
He said that there are a number of important issues on the agenda, which include a review of programs, projects and agricultural activities that have been implemented during the 38th session or will be implemented for the current session of the Executive Council.
He added that "this requires all of us to pass the necessary recommendations and to take appropriate decisions, particularly with respect to these programs, projects and activities that will be implemented, stressing the importance of providing scientific data and technology to ensure the implementation of the functions of sustainable agricultural development in all Arab countries.
Safar, on behalf of Kuwait, praised the tireless efforts of the Director General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, Dr. Tariq ibn Musa al-Zadjali and Chairman of the Organization's Executive Board, Dr. Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Ghoneim, in their efforts to attain the desired integration between the meeting Arab states. More