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2023-02-10 01:23:32 BdST

Proposes commercial production of agro-producesEswatini for sharing knowledge with Bangladesh in agriculture

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, who is on a two-day bilateral official visit to Eswatini, had a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of Eswatini Mr. Jabulani Mabuza in Mbabane on Tuesday (Feb 7), according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued today.

The Agriculture Minister of Eswatini invited investment from Bangladesh to Eswatini in contract farming area.

He briefed the Bangladesh delegation about various subsidies extended by the Eswatinian government in the agriculture sector and the opportunities for production of agricultural produces in Eswatini like maize, beans, other crops and dairy products.

The Eswatinian delegation also informed that they have dedicated government institutes for production of maize, dairy products, horticulture and cotton among others. They sought Bangladesh's cooperation in commercial production of crops in Eswatini. 

State Minister Shahriar Alam urged for creation of partnership between Bangladesh and Eswatini in contract farming areas.

He appraised the Eswatini delegation about the agricultural projects of the Bangladesh government and opined that as both sides have concluded the agreement on cooperation in agriculture and contract farming, it will contribute to the establishment of cooperation in different areas of agriculture between Bangladesh and Eswatini.

The Bangladesh delegation showed interest in sending an agricultural delegation to Eswatini to identify potential agricultural sectors of cooperation.

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