The Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Asadov met with the delegation led by Mr. Sayed Aga the vice president of Islamic Development Bank

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The Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Asadov met with the delegation led by Mr. Sayed Aga the vice president of Islamic Development BankOn 19th January ,  Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov met with the  delegation led by vice president of Islamic Development Bank Mr. Sayed Aga.

The aim of the meeting was the discussion of the current status of coorperations and the futher prospects between the Islamic Development Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Minister Heydar Asadov briefed  about the care and attention of the country leader to agrarian sector and the work done on strengthening material-technical base of agriculture, including import of modern agricultural machinery, the reconstruction of the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University and the improvement of the education system and provision the laboratory with new technological equipment.

The minister emphasized the long-standing relationship with the Islamic Development Bank and said that our country is the member of Islamic Development Bank from the first years of independence and the bank plays an important role in the implementation of the projects for economic reforms in Azerbaijan.

By giving comprehensive information about the main goals of the Strategic Road Map of the Republic of Azerbaijan regarding the  production and processing of agricultural products Mr. Asadov considered relevant the elimination of iteration of similar projects in the field of agriculture and the amendments in the components directed to priority areas of the “Rural Complex Development Project”.

Particularly the minister Heydar Asadov emphasized the relevance of water loss reduction including the replacement of soil works with the concrete works in order to ensure the longevity of water channels in frame of the Irrigation Systems Repair and Restoration Works based on the savings acquired from the project. In addition he noted the importance of considering the reliable water supply issue  in 4000 ha sowing area in Yevlakh, including the field regarding the processing of agricultural production, reconstruction and development of seed growing, capacity building of the research institutes as well as the needs assessment of agricultural investment and the preparation of investment projects with scientific basis.

Mr. Sayed Agha expressed his gratitude to the Azerbaijani government for warm welcome and close cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank. By notifying the varieties of bank activities the guest mentioned that to support the development of priority areas in the partner countries are the main objective of the organization. In order to support the proposal regarding the amendments in the “Rural Complex Development Project” and to send a technical he considered relevant to organize the technical mission to the coutnry by bank experts in roder to determine the needs and new directions with the involvement of local experts.