OMAN TO PARTICIPATE IN AGRICULTURE MINISTERS’ FORUM; FOCUS ON FOOD SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY

MUSCAT: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, H E Dr Fuad bin Jaafar bin Mohammed al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries will lead the sultanate’s delegation at the Agriculture Ministers’ Forum in Milan, Italy.

The two-day forum which begins on Thursday will focus on food safety and sustainability. H E Dr Sajwani will also attend a ceremony to mark the outstanding progress made in the fight against hunger, which will be held on the sidelines of the meeting.

He will attend the opening of the 39th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), due to be held in Rome, Italy from June 6-13. H E Dr Sajwani will also be attending a high-level meeting for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).

The sultanate’s delegation at the forum will include Sayyid Mohammed bin Hilal bin Saud al Busaidi, director general of administrative affairs, Saud bin Nassir al Baddaei, head of the minister’s office, Dr Hamoud bin Darwish al Hassani, director general of agriculture and livestock researches, Dr Alawi bin Salim al Hafeedh, director general of fisheries in Dhofar and a number of officials from the ministry.

SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY