The Undersecretary of Agriculture and Marine Resources at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning in Bahrain, H.E Sheikh Khalifa bin Isa Al Khalifa received the Director General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development H.E Prof. Ibrahim Adam El Dukheri and his accompanying delegation. H.E Sheikh Khalifa expressed his gratitude for the great efforts exerted by AOAD to Bahrain. He added that the Bahrain is ready to provide the necessary assistance to AOAD in order to be in a leading position at the Arab, regional and international levels
He also said that AOAD represents the Arab House of experience that activates cooperation between the Arab countries in various agricultural fields, contributing to the achievement of Arab agricultural integration. Particularly the development of natural and human resources that improve means of investment on scientific bases.
On the other side H.E Prof El Dukheri thanked H.E Sheikh Khalifa for his warm welcoming. He said that the AOAD is working on developing various agricultural fields. In addition to form strategic partnerships between AOAD and relevant regional and international organizations to achieve sustainable agricultural development.
H.E Prof El Dukheri held a meeting with the technical departments in the ministry. Both sides discussed aspects of cooperation in the fields of agriculture and fisheries. Such as; diagnosis and detection of epidemic diseases, support plant and animal laboratories, capacity building for Bahraini technical personnel, and the set up of the (water map) or (hydrographic map) of Bahrain.
At the end of the visit, H.E Prof El Dukheri presented the shield of AOAD to H.E Sheikh Khalifa, in recognition of his continued support to AOAD.