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Australian Minister of Agriculture to visit Egypt in April: Foreign ministry

Overcoming challenges in cattle exports is an Australian government priority, says official


Australia’s Minister of Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce (AFP Photo)
Australia’s Minister of Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce
(AFP Photo)

Australia’s Minister of Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, plans to visit Egypt in early April to discuss possible bilateral agricultural projects, according to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The statement followed a meeting between Egyptian Ambassador to Australia Hassan El-Leithy and a senior official in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Egypt and Australia will study possible means of boosting cooperation in agricultural fields and means of facilitating trade, the statement said.

During their meeting, Al-Leithy and the unnamed Australian official addressed problems associated with the export of Australian cattle to Egypt.

According to the statement, the Australian official predicted that the first quarter of 2014 would witness a breakthrough in these issues, as solving them is currently a priority for the Australian government.

Earlier in August, El-Leithy met with Alison Penfold, the CEO of the Australian Livestock Exporters Council, to negotiate restoring cattle exports which had been halted in May after a video reportedly recorded in an Egyptian slaughterhouse displayed acts of animal cruelty.

The two officials also discussed the proposal of establishing a “Model Australian Village” village in Egypt in order to exchange experiences and technologies in the field of irrigation as well as the building and management of silos.

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  • Suzanne Cass

    After we saw the treatment of Australian cattle in Egypt, we will fight against a SINGLE ANIMAL being sent to that country. SHAME on the Australian government, the exporters, and on the Egyptian torturers.

  • Ronnie Mazzer

    I hope he is heading over there on a LE ship, preferably one run by LSS

  • ban the LE Deathships

    When will this horrendous man stop with the LE death ships? Next election, you watch, the tides are changing and no matter how big the “donations” the farmers give to this political party, the majority will vote this heinous trade loving man out. To support a trade like this means a) money is more important than morals or B) you’re a sadist in training.

  • Careworn

    The infamous live export trade backed by this government is going to do what the hell it likes, no matter how cruel and inhumane to animals. It’s shocking to have to watch.

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