KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) — Malaysia and Nigeria today agreed to set up a committee in a bid to strengthen cooperation in agriculture.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the agreement was reached between him and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Governor of Ogun State, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Farmers Organisation Authority here Wednesday.
Ogun State is a state in western Nigeria. With an area of 16,762 square kilometres, the state is rich in agricultural products, such as padi, pineapples and bananas.
Ismail Sabri said through the cooperation, the two countries could also boost their respective agriculture sectors.
“We can also help them in terms of trainings for their agriculture officers, as well as in other agriculture-related aspects that will be discussed further by the committee, which will be set up soon” he told a press conference after holding a meeting with Amosun.
Ismail Sabri said other aspects, including logistics and student exchange programme between universities in both countries, would also be taken into consideration as part of the cooperation.
He said the ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Hashim Abdullah would also visit Ogun State next month to look into other areas of cooperation between the two countries.
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