Director-General of IOFS H.E. Yerlan A.Baidaulet convened an online meeting with Minister of Agriculture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan H.E. Mr. Khaled Al-Hanifat, on May 4, 2021. Dr. Ismail Abdelhamid, Director of Project and Program Office, and managers of IOFS were present at the meeting and delivered a focused review of the IOFS programs.

Mr. Yerlan A.Baidaulet started the virtual meeting with H.E. Mr. Khaled Al-Hanifat, and other delegates from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, by congratulating the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Kingdom centennial and sending Ramadan warm wishes from IOFS. Thereafter, during the meeting, the Director-General gave an overview on the establishment of IOFS, structure, strategic programs, and the IOFS Humanitarian Profile.

H.E. Mr. Khaled Al-Hanifat thanked the IOFS Secretariat for providing such a thorough presentation and commented on the relevance of food security in Jordan. Given that, Jordan would highly benefit from the IOFS programs and the Jordanian government's willingness to join and be an active member state within the IOFS framework; furthermore, he has invited the Director-General to visit Jordan with the IOFS delegation this year.

Director-General expressed hope that Jordan may become a major player in the implementation of all IOFS programs with an emphasis on humanitarian aspects related to 2.4 million refugees staying inside the country and achieve shared objectives collaboratively. At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed to continue bilateral consultations and establish a joint working group.

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