Sunday, 17 Jan 2021

Approval of requests to export 4,500 tons of vegetable and fruit crops to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Baghdad, The Ministry of Agriculture revealed the approval of applications submitted by several companies to export (4,500) tons of vegetable and fruit crops to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A statement by the Ministry stated that the approval was based on the directives of the Minister of Agriculture, Engineer Muhammad Karim Al-Khafaji, regarding the necessity of maximizing the state’s non-oil resources and support for farmers by maintaining the balance between supply and demand and achieving market price stability in a way that serves the farmer and the consumer, while adhering to the agricultural calendar.

These included crops (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, onions, and lemons).

The Horticulture Department approved the approval request for the export of (4,500) tons of various vegetable and fruit crops submitted by Wahaj Al-Hakam and Amman Windows Company, for the purpose of exporting to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Arar border crossing.

The Ministry indicated its constant endeavor to support the economy, consolidate resources, and actively contribute to the provision of hard currency for the country and support the local product by finding a balance between supply and demand, and exporting the surplus of these crops in order to achieve appropriate material viability for farmers.

 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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