Kazakhstan and UAE: strengthening food security cooperation
Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates intend to strengthen cooperation in the food security. Today, in Nur-Sultan, representatives of the two countries signed a memorandum aimed at expanding partnership in this area. The parties expressed their intention to continue to strengthen the existing partnership in agriculture and the implementation of strategic programs of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS). All of this will further enhance investment cooperation between the two countries, they noted.
“We are an active member of the Islamic Organization for Food Security. We’ve been working very closely with the Organization to support the programs that we have proposed and put forward when it comes to food security strategies, governance, and national reserves. And basically become role models for other Islamic organizations and Islamic countries to take on our experiences, our knowledge in this area,” said Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security.
“The United Arab Emirates fully supports the activities of the IOFS, which is headquartered in Nur-Sultan. In order to strengthen further cooperation, our Embassy will continue to promote the organization’s policy in the UAE. The country is an active member of this organization and is involved in all its programs,” said Madiyar Menilbekov, Kazakh Ambassador to UAE.
From January to April, the trade turnover of the two countries reached US$276 million. The volume of exports from Kazakhstan to the UAE rose by 40 percent compared to the same period last year. The investment flow of this state into Kazakhstan grew by 12 percent over the same period, amounting to more than US$181 million.