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Egyptian officials discuss agricultural projects with S. Sudan

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September 23, 2019 (CAIRO) – The Egyptian minister of Agriculture, Ezzi Eddin Abu Steit and the country’s new ambassador to South Sudan Mohamed Mansour on Monday discussed possibilities of joint cooperation in the agricultural domain between the two countries.

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South Sudan agriculture (Getty)

They two officials reportedly also discussed how to establish a joint farm in South Sudan and grow vegetable, fodder crops, in addition to training South Sudanese farmers on animal fattening projects.

Abu Steit further stressed the importance of his ministry’s role in Africa through establishing joint projects in African countries.

Maher el Maghraby, the supervisor of joint African farms at the ministry also attended the meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Despite the huge agricultural potential South Sudan possesses, only about five percent of the country’s arable land is reportedly being cultivated.

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  • 24 September 2019 09:01, by South South

    Welcome Egypt, our agriculture should top oil and other things in our country.

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    • 25 September 2019 04:52, by Malakal county Simon

      A country like Egypt has no common connections like culture/language, how do we expect them Egyptians any good business with the South Sudan when they look at us as black African and no mutual respect??

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  • 25 September 2019 08:15, by deng

    Egypt has it policy that" Egypt first "most of Egyptian people don’t believe that black people have mind or capable to do their own things, they are looking for their interest and this will turn to water.

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