Minister Yumaklı attended the International Conference on Food Safety organized by the Uzbek government and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Commenting on the conference to the Turkish press, Yumaklı pointed out the importance of food safety and stated that he had the opportunity to re-explain what Turkey has done regarding this issue at the conference.
Yumaklı said, “With the initiatives of our President (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan), we talked about Turkey’s contribution to world food security, especially the grain corridor, which is appreciated by the whole world. We also reiterate here how important the agricultural production of the countries is in the next period and what factors it depends on. “We had the opportunity to express it.” said.
“We held bilateral meetings with our Uzbekistan counterparts”
Stating that they are ready to share their experiences with CSA member countries, Yumaklı emphasized that they will all be together on what can be done regarding some environmental and climatic factors.
“We held bilateral meetings with our Uzbekistan counterparts on this issue. We will come together again to discuss the topics both in Turkey and here as Turkish states. The aim here is to gain good momentum from this synergy. We will work with the countries that are members of the Organization of Turkic States on both agriculture, forestry and water topics. It is our desire to support each other and cooperate to achieve higher results in our relations.”
Yumaklı pointed out that they are focusing on a model with Uzbekistan, as well as with Azerbaijan, regarding agricultural insurance, and stated that they have been working on establishing this model in Uzbekistan for a while.
Noting that the member countries will later create a common agricultural insurance pool, Yumaklı said that this union will contribute to all countries.
Yumaklı also stated that Turkey has a special relationship with Uzbekistan and added that the relations, which have gained rapid momentum so far, will continue to develop in the concepts of agriculture, forestry and water.