India, Argentina ink pact for cooperation in agriculture

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): India and Argentina on Monday signed a joint agreement agreeing to develop technical and professional cooperation in the agricultural sector and foster the trade of plants and animal products between the two nations.

Argentina's Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Minister Julian Andres Dominguez and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar signed a joint agreement recognising the benefits of cooperation in the field of agriculture and the allied sectors, including the agro-industrial sector, towards economic and social development of the two countries.

It was also decided in the meeting that in order to deepen the traditional bilateral cooperation in agriculture and allied sector, the two countries would sign the following Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the near future:

1. An Umbrella Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Argentine Republic for cooperation in the Field of Agriculture and Allied Sectors.

2. Memorandum of Understanding on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues for Bilateral Trade of Animal Products and Plant Products between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Argentine Republic and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of India.

3. Memorandum of Understanding on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues for Bilateral Trade of Animal Products and Plant Products between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Argentine Republic and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of India

Dominguez, who is on a two-day official visit to India, also invited Pawar to visit Argentina (ANI)

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