Turkmenistan, other Central Asian countries discuss agricultural development prospects

Turkmenistan Materials 20 May 2020 11:46 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan, other Central Asian countries discuss agricultural development prospects

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Turkmenistan discussed issues related to agricultural development with other Central Asian countries, Trend reports with reference to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The discussions were held between the ministers of agriculture of the Central Asian countries with the participation of representatives Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) via videoconference on May 19, 2020.

The agriculture ministers of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan made reports on the development of agriculture in the countries, as well as on implemented measures to ensure continuous food production.

The actions taken by the ministries of agriculture to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on food security were also reviewed.

According to the ministry, the Turkmen delegation provided information about the country's agricultural policy. The measures taken in the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection and strengthen phytosanitary and veterinary control at the country’s state borders were highlighted.

FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia Vladimir Rakhmanin and Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia Viorel Gutu presented Food and Agriculture Organization's report on agricultural development and food security in Central Asia, which highlighted the need to maintain cooperation between the agricultural and food sectors of the region's countries.

FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its main objective is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have access to high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
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