During a working trip to Tunis, Republic of Tunisia, the Director General of IOFS HE Prof. Yerlan Baidaulet met with the Minister of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries of the Republic of Tunisia, Chairman of the 5th General Assembly of the IOFS, HE Mr. Abdelmonem Belati. The parties agreed to provide a concrete follow up action plan to implement before the convention of the 6th IOFS General Assembly, to be held in Doha , Qatar in October 2023. A priority emphasis was given to the efforts of addressing Climate Change in the realm of Food Security.
The Director General of IOFS Prof. Baidaulet then proceeded to a meeting with the President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), HE Mr. Samir Majoul. The discussion encompassed prospects for utilizing the capacity of UTICA to facilitate intra-OIC trade. Against this backdrop, the IOFS Delegation extended an invitation for UTICA to participate in the upcoming IFPA Forum in Dubai, UAE to be held on 28 May 2023.
The working visit of the Director General of IOFS concluded with a bilateral meeting with HE Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ould Amar, Director General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). The two organizations stressed the importance of strengthening partnership to achieve common goals in the field of food security, and symbolized their commitment with the signing of an MoU. The two institutions also agreed to join efforts to organize the International Conference on Food Security in the Arab World in October 2023 in Dubai, UAE.
To note, ALECSO is a Tunis-based specialized institution working under the umbrella of the League of Arab States. It is essentially concerned with the development and coordination of the activities related to education, culture and sciences in the Arab World.