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Afghanistan Eyes Czech Republic Investment in Livestock Sector

Afghanistan Eyes Czech Republic Investment in Livestock Sector

KABUL - Agriculture Minister said the livestock sector has remained untouched in the past two decades and that Afghanistan is seeking to improve investment in the sector.
Afghanistan intends to break the two decade deadlock on the “untouched” livestock sector by approaching Czech Republic investors in the hope of using their expertise to develop the sector, the Ministry of Agricultural, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Thursday.  
Agriculture Minister Assadullah Zamir, who this week met with his Czech counterpart, said the ministry continues its efforts to attract the attention of Czech businessmen in the agriculture sector in Afghanistan.
He said Afghanistan sees livestock as a key sector for the country’s economy, adding that he has discussed the issue in detail with the Czech Republic's agriculture minister.
“Livestock, animal breeding in particular, is one of the areas where we can use the Czech Republic’s expertise to improve the sector in Afghanistan. This sector (livestock) has been left untouched in the past two decades,” Zamir added.
At the same event, Czech Republic’s Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka, who was on a visit to Kabul , said his trip was  aimed at improving cooperation with Afghanistan’s agriculture sector.
“On behalf of the Czech government and on behalf of the ministry of agriculture I would like to say that our task is to support not only in the area of security and education but also in the area of development of agriculture projects and this is precisely the purpose of my visit today,” he said. He said he is looking forward to opportunities in which the Czech Republic could partner with Afghanistan.
According to MAIL, the Czech Republic has implemented a number of livestock projects in Afghanistan. (Tolonews)