India and Nepal to finalise a new MoU for agricultural cooperation soon

India and Nepal to finalise a new MoU for agricultural cooperation soon
Nepalese agriculture minister urged Indian counterpart to extend cooperation in the field of agricultural technology, Murrah buffalo breed, resolution of quarantine issues and supply of animal vaccines

The visiting Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal, Mahendra Rai Yadav, held a meeting with the Indian Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi on Wednesday. During the meeting, Tomar assured all possible cooperation from India’s side to Nepal. Also, the two countries agreed to expeditiously finalise a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) for agricultural cooperation so that rapid progress can be made on various bilateral agricultural issues.

Welcoming the Nepalese delegation to the bilateral meeting, Tomar said, India and Nepal enjoy close and friendly relations, which are clearly manifested in the age-old historical and cultural ties, open borders and close people-to-people contacts. Tomar spoke of strengthening cooperation with Nepal in all fields including agriculture and informed that India has made great progress in the field of research and development in agriculture and allied sectors. Tomar said that Nepal could learn from the Indian agricultural system, whenever required.

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The Nepalese minister thanked Tomar and reiterated the cordial and friendly relations between the two countries. He urged the Indian agriculture minister to extend cooperation in agricultural technology, Murrah buffalo breed, resolution of quarantine issues at border points and supply of animal vaccines, among other related issues. Tomar assured the Nepal delegation of early resolution of the issues raised by them. Complimenting the Nepalese minister and other delegates for visiting India, Tomar solicited Nepal’s support for India’s candidature for the Presidency of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Photo: (Left to right) Nepalese Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Mahendra Rai Yadav with Indian Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the bilateral meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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