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South Sudan approves import of Egyptian poultry: official

April 13, 2021 (CAIRO) - South Sudan has approved the importation of poultry products from Egypt, a senior official disclosed on Tuesday.

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Egyptian minister of Agriculture, Assayed al-Qasir and his South Sudan counterpart, Josephine Joseph in Juba on April 8, 2021(courtesy photo)

The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, Al-Sayed el-Qasir said the move comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s policy to open new foreign markets for Egyptian products, as well as to deepen the cooperation between Egypt the East African nation.

El-Qasir reviewed achievements Egypt has so far made in the field of domestic wealth, which, he said, had resulted in the animal health organization’s accreditation of 14 areas free of bird flu in Egypt, approval of 16 other new facilities and the arrival of Egypt to self-sufficiency in poultry and the start of exporting abroad.

He further revealed that his country signed a signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Sudan to establish an integrated Egyptian farm for agricultural, animal, poultry and fish production.

Egypt was one of the countries that recognised South Sudan’s independence on July 9, 2011.