The Department of Agriculture of the Philippines is in talks with Egypt to open up market access for Philippine products. Secretary William Dar welcomed the new Egyptian Ambassador to the Philippines, Ahmed Shehabeldin, in a virtual meeting on Monday. The duo has discussed plans for an exchange of goods between the two countries. The focus is on future cooperation for the promotion of products such as desiccated coconut, bananas (fresh and dried), and coconut oil.
“We are enthusiastic to further open up and hoping that both sides will benefit, and look at every opportunity where we can really open more market access between two countries,” Dar told pna.gov.ph.
Dar said the exchange will boost agricultural development and provide food processing and logistics support to the planned agri-business corridor in New Clark City in Tarlac.