The Director General of the Islamic Organization for Food Security HE Prof. Yerlan Baidaulet met with the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, HE Mr. Ziezoda Sulaimon Rizoi on the sidelines of the Kazakhstan-Tajikistan Business forum in Astana, Kazakhstan. Both sides exchanged views on strengthening cooperation to strengthen food security in Tajikistan and the region, in general.
The Director General also met with the Minister of Agriculture of Tajikistan HE Mr. Qurbon Hakimzoda. The IOFS leadership conveyed its sincere gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan for the generous contribution to the Afghanistan Food Security Program, with the objective of helping the population of Afghanistan in dire need. To note, as a result of the contributions of the Republics of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, 280 tons of wheat flour and infant supplies was delivered to Kabul and Herat on the 15-16 April.
The Minister was also introduced to the activities, programs and projects of the IOFS. In addition, the IOFS introduced its subsidiary, International IFPA and the unique platform it provides, and expressed hope for collaboration in facilitating intra-OIC trade with the active participation of businesses in Tajikistan through IFPA. The meeting concluded with the parties agreeing to further discussion on prospects for cooperation in the field of agriculture.