Afghanistan Ambassador Shaida Moh. Abdali met Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. He thanked the Government of India for extending cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. Singh informed him that India has taken keen interest in conducting training programmes to share its expertise in agricultural techniques, infrastructure for the benefit of Afghanistan. Both the countries agreed to explore possibilities in further strengthening bilateral cooperation, research work, infrastructure and technology.
Abdali suggested that both the countries may jointly organize seminars/workshops, and farmers of both sides may participate in them so as to find out scope for sharing knowledge and experience in technologies, cooperatives and packaging industries.
Abdali mentioned that as per public opinion poll, people of Afghanistan rated India as No. 1 in matter of mutual trust. He expressed hope that National Agricultural University in Afghanistan would get necessary support in research work from India. He also mentioned that Afghanistan looks forward to sharing India’s experience in respect of climate change, packaging of fruits like apple, pomegranates and grapes etc.
Singh assured him of all cooperation in this regard and told him that an official level meeting between the two countries will be organized soon.