IOFS concludes cooperation agreement with AOAD

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Jeddah

The Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), the Astana-based OIC specialized institution is establishing a cooperation framework with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) aimed at collaborating on joint programmes and project development as well as promoting exchange of knowledge, best practices and expertise in the domain of agriculture, rural development and food security for the benefit of their Member States. This measure was concretized on 28 September 2017 as the Director General of IOFS and Director General of AOAD concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the two Organizations at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It should be mentioned that the inaugural General Assembly of IOFS was held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 26-28 April 2016 concurrently with the Seventh OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development. The General Assembly elected the 8-member Executive Board of the IOFS as well as appointed Director General of IOFS Secretariat.—PR