Libya to Boost Agriculture Ties with Guyana

The Tripoli Post | 7 March 2009

A top government official says Libya will soon become a major partner in Guyana's agriculture sector.

Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud says Guyana has been asking Libya to help develop mega-farms in the interior, where the majority of inhabitants live in poverty and depend on rice cultivation for both food and income.

Persaud made the comments Monday, a few days after a Libyan delegation traveled to Guyana to meet with agriculture officials.

He says another team from Libya is expected next month, possibly to negotiate land leases.

President Bharrat Jagdeo visited the North African country in January.

Shortly afterwards, Guyana announced that Libya would open an embassy here.

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