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Kazakhstan Vice Minister meets with Director-General

Focus on South South Cooperation

3 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey - Vice Minister Gulmira Issayeva, of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, met with the Director-General here today on the eve of the 30th Regional Conference for Europe.

Accelerated South-South Cooperation, especially with China in the field of organic agriculture, was a priority for Kazakhstan, she said, noting the growing demand for organic products in Russia, China and Iran.

The Vice Minister expressed satisfaction with her country’s cooperation with FAO, and referred to the recent opening of FAO’s Partnership and Liaison Office in Astana. This was expected to further increase cooperation, as Kazakhstan focuses on improvements in the agricultural sector to counterbalance the ongoing crisis in the oil sector.