On October 6, 2022 IOFS Director General H.E Prof. Yerlan A. Baidaulet during the visit to Dubai had meetings held on the sidelines of Future Food Forum opens in Dubai with over 600 participants. The third edition of the event gathered participants to discuss issues related to sustainability, food security, retail supply chain management, digital technologies and the future of farming.

During the meeting, with Chairman of UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG) Mr. Saleh Lootah IOFS Director General discussed organizing an Inaugural IFPA Forum named ‘Open Platform for OIC Trade and Investments’ on November 10 in Dubai, UAE with participation of about 700 guests. This IOFS – IFPA joint event will focus on discussion of intra-OIC Trade corridors and trade opportunities, food investment in value chain prospects and other crucial agricultural and food security related subjects.

Further meetings were held with several major food companies such as IFFCO, manufacturer of well-integrated range of mass-market food products span beyond 20 categories with significant presence in the packaging, sales, distribution, chemical and logistics sectors, with Al Ghurair company, which is one of the largest diversified business groups with operations in seven distinct industry sectors including foods production.

On the meeting with Deputy Minister of Climate Change & Environment, H.E. Eng. Mohammed Mousa Alameeri IOFS Director General accompanied by the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in Dubai, H.E. Mr. Rauan Zhumabek, discussed current implementation of the MoU-Action Plan with MOCCAE, strengthening cooperation between two bodies in the area of food security issues, coordinating collaboration with UAE funding organizations as ‘UAE Foreign Aid’ and ensure the Ministry's support in implementing the ‘Year of Africa’ and Afghanistan Food Security initiatives.

IOFS Director General conveyed warmest gratitude and emphasized increasing role of all GCC member countries, including UAE pursued to ease food insecurity state within OIC geography.

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