Saudi Agriculture Min. stresses GCC's interest in farm development

Saudi Minister of Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli speaking at the 27th meeting of the Agricultural Cooperation Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Saudi Minister of Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli speaking at the 27th meeting of the Agricultural Cooperation Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

RIYADH, March 27 (KUNA) — Saudi Minister of Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli said on Sunday the agricultural sector is one of the key economic sectors that contribute to finding investment or productive opportunities that enjoy GCC backing and stimulation.
In a keynote speech at the 27th meeting of the Agricultural Cooperation Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Saudi minister said the GCC member states are interested in the development and revamping of the agricultural sector.
He wished that the meeting could come up with constructive recommendations to support and promote inter-GCC cooperation in the agricultural sector.
On his part, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani said food security in the GCC enjoys attention of all the leaders of the GCC member states.
Addressing the meeting, he emphasized that ensuring food security in the GCC is a fundamental element to the provision of secure, stable, prosperous and sustainable environment for the GCC citizens.
He added that the GCC Secretariat had conducted a draft study for water security in the GCC countries as part of ongoing efforts exerted by the GCC Agricultural Cooperation Committee to promote and develop agricultural, animal and fish resources. (end) yms.mt