On July 22, 2022, the Director General of the IOFS H.E. Yerlan A. Baidaulet met with H.E. Eng. Hussein Al Ibrahim, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Director of the Agriculture and Food Department.
The IOFS Director General emphasized the special relationship between IOFS and the Arab States of the Gulf and from his side H.E. Eng. Hussein Al Ibrahim stressed the great role that the IOFS plays in enhancing food security via its strategic framework, besides the importance of strengthening cooperation among all OIC countries.
IOFS Director General H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet elaborated on the implementation of the IOFS humanitarian projects on the Afghanistan Food Security Programme and activities under the “Year of Africa” Program. Director General also emphasized ongoing efforts of the Arab States of the Gulf in IOFS’s projects to address shared challenges within Action Plans for Strategic Commodities such as Wheat and Rice, developing OIC Food Security Reserves, and expressed strong mutual commitment to developing further collaboration with active engagement with experts, institutions, private sector representatives in fulfilling IOFS strategic program goals.
The sides also agreed to prepare an Action Plan between the IOFS and GCC, to effectively cooperate in the field of information exchange, participate in joint events and facilitate the development of cooperation with OIC countries, to be signet during the next visit of IOFS delegations to Riyad.