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Dhaka calls for sharing expertise and experiences for food security

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 27th October, 2021 06:43:11 PM
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Bangladesh Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder has underlined the importance of sharing expertise and experiences among the OIC member states for ensuring food security for all, referring to the extraordinary challenges caused by ongoing pandemic.

“Food Security has already been ensured for all and Bangladesh has emerged as a development model of Agriculture to the world,” he said while addressing at the 8th OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development held on Wednesday (Oct 27) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey chaired the conference, said a press release of Bangladesh Consulate General in Istanbul.

From Bangladesh side, Food Secretary Mosammat Nazmanara Khanum, Consul General Mohammad Monirul Islam and officials from Ministries of Food, Agriculture and Foreign Affairs also attended the conference.

In his statement, Bangladesh Minister elaborated the success and achievements made by Bangladesh under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina particularly in food and agriculture sectors.

The Ministerial conference was preceded by a two-day senior official meeting on Oct 25-26 where the Food Secretary Ms. Khanum represented Bangladesh. She also attended as a panelist in a side-line event titled “Sharing Experiences and Knowledge for Improvement of Food Systems in OIC region” and highlighted the success stories of Bangladesh in ensuring food and nutrition security.

She further stressed the necessity in sharing best practices and transferring technologies among member states.

 On the side-line of the conference, Bangladesh Minister had a bilateral interaction with the Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. During the interaction, both the Ministers underscored the need for inclusion of food and agricultural items in each other trade basket for mutual benefit.

Bangladesh Minister urged the Turkish side to explore the possibilities of investing in food processing, agricultural machineries and infrastructures.

Turkish Minister deeply appreciated the remarkable socio-economic developments Bangladesh scripted under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The conference ended on 27 October 2021 with the adoption of resolution of the 8th OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development.