The Minister of Agriculture Costas Kadis and the Ambassador of Ireland Conor Long agreed on cooperation between the two countries in areas such as the genetic improvement of sheep and goats, the fight against food fraud and water management.
An announcement issued Thursday says that Kadis met the Ambassador following the recent visit of the President of the Irish Parliament to Cyprus and his meeting with the President of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou, during which, they agreed on cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere and confirmed the long-term excellent relations of the two countries. The two partie discuss ways of strengthening cooperation in a wide range of issues which fall under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Ambassador was accompanied by Dr Sinead Mowlds, Senior Food Systems Officer at SFSI (Sustainable Food Systems Ireland), an Irish government agency providing expertise in rural development and food.
During the discussion, it was agreed that the two countries should immediately proceed with cooperation in areas such as the genetic improvement of sheep and goats, the fight against food fraud and water management.
The Minister made special reference to Cyprus President’s initiative for regional cooperation and coordination of actions to tackle climate change in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Kadis emphasized that, in the context of the implementation of this initiative, Cyprus, in cooperation with other countries in the region, has set the goal of drawing up an integrated Regional Action Plan to deal with and adapt to the effects of climate change, thus contributing to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
He noted that the Action Plan is expected to be ratified by the Summit of the countries participating in the Initiative in November, within the framework of the UN Climate Conference, COP27.
Long expressed his satisfaction and thanked the Minister for the constructive meeting and cooperation.
Source: Cyprus News Agency