Saudi Arabia and Romania strike MoU for cooperation in agriculture

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Romania.

This memorandum, signed at the Ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh, aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural sector and to support the national goals and objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.​

Under the MoU, both parties seek to support the economy in agriculture and rural development and to collaborate on utilizing modern technologies to enhance agricultural production and improve animal and plant resource management.

This cooperation also aims to enhance livestock breeding, promote animal health, achieve food security, and ensure sustainable economic prosperity.

The two parties agreed to enhance the trade exchange of agricultural products and collaborate in agricultural research, particularly focusing on field crops and plant varieties. Additionally, they seek to strengthen cooperation in modern beekeeping technology.

Recently, the ministry unveiled a plan to develop a coffee city in Qalwah Governorate, located in the Al-Baha Region. This initiative aims to boost local coffee production by planting at least 300,000 coffee trees, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 objectives.

The ministry’s initiative is expected to significantly contribute to the local economy by creating job opportunities and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. The focus on increasing coffee tree numbers aligns with national goals to diversify the economy and reduce dependency on oil revenues.

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