MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) Saqr Ghobash discussed with Uruguay’s Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Fernando Mattos Costa the prospects for joint cooperation in several fields.
Saqr Ghobash is leading a parliamentary delegation on an official visit to Latin America from September 12 to 22.
The 10-day tour includes Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Colombia and aims to promote strategic partnerships and between the UAE and these countries.
Costa took the FNC delegation on a tour of the Expo Prado, Uruguay’s largest agricultural fair, where they were briefed about prospects for agricultural cooperation between the two countries.
He spoke about investment opportunities in agriculture in both countries.
Ghobash spoke of the UAE’s keen desire to enhance cooperation in various fields of common interest and to discuss ways of developing and upgrading them.
He spoke of developing ties and cooperation to achieve the interests and aspirations of the two friendly countries.
He said that the UAE pays great attention to food security.
Ghobash pointed out to the real and promising cooperation opportunities between the two countries in renewable energy and food security.
He said that the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to the world the importance of food and medicine.
Ghobash said, “We believe that your country is a major source of food, and we can work together for the good of both countries and the world at large.”