Friday, 17 September 2010

Yemen participates in coffee conference in London

Source : Yemen's official news agency (Saba), 18/09/2010

Sana'a- Yemen represented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation will take part in the World Coffee Conference 2010 which will be organized by the International Coffee Organization in London on 20-24 September.Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation for agricultural production development Abdul Malik al Thawr said the participation is of great importance because the conference will be the first expanded meeting of the ICO.

It also comes after Yemen was approved as a new member of the organization, he said.

With gaining the full membership Yemen can enjoy privileges offered by the ICO including the development and improvement of its coffee production and opening external markets for exporting Yemeni coffee, he said.

Yemen can also enjoy the ICO support in areas such as research and capacity building as well as studies on coffee production and consumption. In addition, Yemen will benefit from the ICO information provided to the member states about coffee production, exports, imports and trade in general, he concluded.

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