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Agriculture Minister and Italian Ambassador agree to deepen cooperation

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment, Petros Xenophontos recently met with the Italian Ambassador during which they agreed to deepen their cooperation in the fisheries sector, as well as in the agricultural sector and specifically in the olive growing sector.

According to an official press release, the Minister of Agriculture had a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Cyprus Federica Ferrari Bravo in his office on 26 October.

Xenophontos informed the Ambassador about important issues of the Ministry and they agreed to deepen their cooperation in the field of fisheries as well as in the field of agriculture and specifically in the sector of olive cultivation. Olive cultivation, it is added, is traditionally one of the most important crops in Cyprus and at the same time, Italy is one of the most important olive oil-producing and trading countries in the world. 

Furthermore, it was noted that this collaboration aims to strengthen the agricultural sector with an emphasis on encouraging young people to engage in agriculture, and promoting sustainability, sustainable development, innovation and commercial development.

The Ambassador of Italy thanked the Minister for the constructive meeting and expressed her desire to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries.

(Source: CNA)

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