Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh discusses bilateral cooperation with Brazil
Union Agriculture Ministers, Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of Agriculture of Brazil Ms. Katia Abreu, alongwith their respective high level teams had a meeting here today. The meeting took place in a very cordial environment. Discussions were quite meaningful and focused on various issues of mutual interest.
India and Brazil have a long standing relationship based upon friendship, mutual respect and co-operation which has endured over time. Both sides agreed to take this relationship a step further in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry and allied sectors to their mutual benefit.
Both India and Brazil already have a Memorandum of Understanding between their Agriculture Ministries for furthering mutual cooperation in the area of agriculture, animal husbandry and other allied activities, and aimed at sharing the benefits of research, technology and a wide range of other incidental activities.
Similarly, there is a Memorandum of Understanding between ICAR and EMBRAPA in the areas of research, exchange of technology, trainings and visits of personnel.
Further, both the countries now intend to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between NDDB and EMBRAPA for taking up collaborative projects in the field of productivity improvement of cattle and buffaloes through exchange of advanced breeding technology, knowledge sharing, institutional strengthening and exchange of genetic material for mutual benefits.
The meeting concluded with both India and Brazil agreeing to take the present relationship of mutual cooperation to higher level of engagement in the interest of both the countries.