H.E. Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, along with Mr. Ahmed Saleh Hariri, Division Manager of North Africa, Islamic Development Bank, visited the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) on 3 April 2014. This visit reflects the ongoing collaboration between ICBA and IDB and its member countries on agricultural research and development projects.
Senior ICBA officials and scientists received the visiting delegation. Dr Khalil Ammar gave a presentation on ICBA’s vision, mission, research program, and new strategy. Following the presentation, an interesting discussion took place on various areas of collaboration. Both parties agreed on the next steps for establishing collaboration and then the visiting delegation went through a field visit across ICBA research farm.
Dr Ammar said, “It was a great opportunity for ICBA to meet with H.E. Dr Sidi Ould Tah. There is a great opportunity of capitalizing on various ICBA projects and researches for Mauritania. Our partnership with IDB and our work to support IDB member countries in achieving their agricultural research objectives is of top priority to ICBA and falls in line with the new ICBA 2013-2023 strategy.”