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Minister: Food security marks core pillar for nation
January 31, 2016, 9:23 am

Minister of Public Works Ali Al-Omair said on Saturday food security constitutes a main pillar for Kuwait, commending the Kuwait Farmers Union for meeting the food needs of citizens.

Meeting the union's head and members, together with a group of farmers, Al-Omair, who doubles as Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, said he is keen on wiping out all obstacles and problems the farmers are facing.

He promised that such problems, primarily continuing power outage, serious shortage of water and lack of manpower, would be carefully considered in order to find swift solutions.

The minister added that more meetings would be held with farmers in the near future with a view to following up on the resolution of obstacles they are facing.

On his part, Director-General of the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources Faisal Al-Hasawi stressed the authority's interest in removing all problems bugging farmers and fishermen in order to develop and boost food security in the country.

He added that today's meeting with the minister had reflected continuing cooperation and communication between governmental officials and farmers. 

Source: KUNA

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