DHAKA: Labour, Employment and Expatriate Welfare Minister Engineer Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain Sunday said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on agriculture signed with South Sudan and Kenya.
He came up with the disclosure while talking to journalists at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after returning from a 7-day tour to South Sudan and Kenya around 5:00pm.
He said, “The deal signing became possible because of their willingness and we will be giving more importance to the agricultural sector to strengthen food security between both the countries.”
“Initially the work will begin in two districts of Sudan, which is one out of four parts of our country,” he said.
He added: “A technical team of our country will be going their within 4-5 weeks and will pay more attention to the probability of Aman paddy, wheat, corn and turnip cultivation in the country.”
Besides, he also said Sudan and Kenya Agriculture Minister would visit Bangladesh for further discussion regarding the matter.
On July 30, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain went to South Sudan at the invitation from the country on their first Independence Day celebration.
BDST: 2055 HRS, AUG 05, 2012
Edited by: Tilka Binte Mehtab, Newsroom Editor/ M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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