FILE: Egypt's Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ezzeddin Abu Steit
CAIRO - 11 July 2018: Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ezzeddin Abu Steit on Wednesday said that the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is playing an important role in Egypt in fighting poverty and improving the standard of living of farmers through the projects it finances.
At a meeting with an IFAD delegation, the minister added that relations between Egypt and the fund are excellent.
The ministry will extend all support to the fund, he pointed out, adding that the ministry will work to remove all hindrances to setting up a regional office for the fund in Egypt.
The meeting took up joint agricultural projects that are carried out in Egypt.