International collaboration is necessary for food security, says a Jordanian MP


Amman – On Thursday, a Jordanian politician called for coordinated international action to address global food security challenges.
The chairman of the Jordanian Lower House Agriculture, Water, and Badia Committee, MP Mohamed Alaqmeh, stated that “no country could face the impacts of global crises on food security.”
His remarks were made at a meeting with Elizabeth Milo, a regional attache for the US Department of Agriculture.
According to the Jordan News Agency, Alaqmeh focused on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and climate change on the world food security system.

“Jordan, under King Abdullah’s leadership, reminds in advance of the seriousness of the food security crisis, as the Kingdom has successfully overcome international crises and seeks to become a regional centre for food security,” he continued.

He also emphasised the importance of boosting trade and cooperation in order to market Jordanian agricultural products in the United States and increasing Washington’s assistance for agricultural initiatives in Jordan that aim to better the living conditions of farmers and raise the productivity of the industry.

Milo stated that the US appreciated Jordan’s efforts to advance bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector and added that her nation was eager to develop its bilateral ties with Jordan and provide assistance to it.

Mohammed Khraisha, a representative of the US Department of Agriculture in Jordan, also attended the meeting.

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