Tokayev calls for creation of “green corridors” for food security

Astana, Oct 13 (EFE).- Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Monday called for the creation of “green corridors” to ensure food security as he opened the 6th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit.

“We need to work out unified approaches to assessing the compliance of important food products with national standards, as well as create ‘green corridors’ among CICA member states for such goods,” the Kazakh president said.

He stressed that in the CICA area, which brings together 27 countries, it is necessary to create a “mechanism to ensure food security”, because although Asia produces two thirds of the world’s agricultural production, it is still vulnerable in this area.

The Kazakh leader called for concentrated efforts to “strengthen the importance of the Asian continent in the system of international relations.”

“For several millennia the states of our macro-region have been the driving force of social, cultural and technological progress of all mankind,” he stressed.

The Astana summit, in addition to the host president, is being attended by the heads of state of eleven CICA countries: Azerbaijan, Qatar, Iraq, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Russia and Tajikistan. EFE


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