SANA'A, Sep.15(Saba)- Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Farid Mujawar discussed on Monday with the economic and trade advisor at the Chinese embassy in Sana'a the joint cooperation, especially in the agricultural field.
The discussions focused on how to benefit from China's aid to Yemen in the agricultural field, especially in supporting modern techniques and providing solar-powered irrigation pumps in order to improve the productivity of the agricultural sector in Yemen and strengthen its role in providing food security.
The two sides touched on obliging and urging the Chinese company implementing Hassan dam project in Abyan province to speed up the implementation of the project, which is one of the important projects and reliable in serving the agricultural development in the province.
In this regard, it was agreed to form a joint committee from the Chinese and Yemeni sides to visit the project site and assess the company's commitment and seriousness in the implementation of the project in order to take appropriate actions and solutions to ensure the successful implementation of the project as required and according to the agreement.
In the meeting, Mujawar commended the growing development of the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries at the various fields, hoping further cooperation and support in the sector of agriculture.
For his part, the Chinese advisor confirmed his country's readiness to provide support to Yemen, especially in the field of agricultural sector development and promoting its productivity through focusing on supporting the modern techniques in this field.
It is noteworthy that the volume of trade exchange between Yemen and China amounted to over 572.4 billion riyals, about 207.5 billion riyals of which are value of Yemeni imports from China in return for 364.9 billion riyals Yemeni exports to China.