India-Moldova ministers meet to discuss bilateral cooperation in agriculture

India- Moldova ministers meet to discuss bilateral cooperation in agriculture

In order to discuss the bilateral cooperation in agriculture, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Shobha Karandlaje and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture & Food Industries of Moldova, Vladimir Bolea held a meeting on Monday at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Welcoming the Moldovan Deputy PM and his delegation, Shobha Karandlaje mentioned the 31 years of close and friendly diplomatic relations between India and Moldova. She expressed her happiness at opening of Moldovan Resident Mission in New Delhi. The Indian minister also mentioned the declaration of the year 2023 as International Years of Millets (IYOM) by the United Nations on the proposal from Government of India and highlighted the benefits of millets for health as well as the environment.

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Both ministers emphasised the potential for increasing bilateral trade in agricultural commodities and for strengthening bilateral agricultural cooperation through the exchange of knowledge and technology.

Speaking at the occasion, Vladimir Bolea proposed signing a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture which would provide an institutional mechanism for cooperation between the two countries.

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Bolea also expressed Moldova’s interest in exporting vegetable oils to India and importing fertilisers and pesticides from India. He expressed Moldova’s support to India for its membership of UN Security Council in 2027 and informed that Moldova is a candidate to become an EU member and follows the EU standards and therefore their products are safe to consume. He highlighted the Moldovan culture of producing wine and apples as a way of life and expressed their interest in exporting these products to India.

MoS, Agriculture, Karandlaje agreed to the proposal of signing an MoU and proposed that India would soon share a draft MoU with them. She also urged the Moldovan side to send a proposal for cooperation in the exchange of technology. The Moldovan minister invited Karandlaje to visit Moldova.

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