Egyptian minister reports success on lifting ban on agricultural goods
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: A falcon, caught by a citizen in Al- Ibraq (North Kuwait), was sold by a Gulf national at KD 21,500 — the highest in the Gulf for this season, reports Al-Anba daily. A citizen, who requested anonymity, attended the auction organized by Al-Salili Center in Jahra Governorate.
He said the sale came after the announcement about catching the rare falcon was posted on social networking sites.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Dr Abdulmone’am Al-Banna reported success in negotiations with Kuwait and Bahrain on lifting the ban on Egyptian agricultural products to Kuwait and Manama such as lettuce, pepper, guava and onion, reports Al-Rai daily.
Al-Banna pointed out the Egyptian delegation recently held a number of meetings in Kuwait and Bahrain on the issue of Pesticide Residue Certificate on the exported agricultural yields in addition to control and follow-up systems in the markets and farms. He added the Egyptian delegation held extensive meetings with Food Safety Board of Kuwait to allow the Egyptian agricultural exports into Kuwait. He indicated the coordination with his Kuwaiti counterpart helped within days to lift the ban.