Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al-Sayed el-Quseir has been discussing the prospects for agricultural cooperation between his country and Japan with Japanese ambassador in Cairo, Masaki Noke.
In a statement he said that Egyptian-Japanese relations have seen a great leap during the recent period, indicating that Egyptian citrus fruits are currently invading the Japanese markets, and negotiations are underway on exporting grapes and pomegranates to Japan.
El-Quseir spoke with Masaki Noke about cooperation regarding agricultural mechanization, value chains in the field of agricultural products and related activities, modernization of irrigation methods and the development of agricultural exports.
The Japanese ambassador said that there is a long history of Egyptian-Japanese agricultural cooperation since the seventies in the field of rice cultivation and improvement of irrigation infrastructure. He has examples of cooperation in this field with the Ministry of Irrigation and stressed that cooperation with Egypt increases the fields of African cooperation, given that Egypt has an influential role in the African continent.