|Grenada wants Egyptian help in agriculture|
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, November 13, 2009 - Prime Minister Tillman Thomas continues to seek help from friendly countries for Grenada's farmers, and this time it's Egypt which that Caribbean country is hoping to benefit from.
During a recent meeting with Egyptian Ambassador to Grenada, Ali Saleh Mohamed Mourad, Thomas discussed assistance in the areas of agriculture and tourism.
"We are working to transform Grenada's agricultural sector because it is an area that can generate foreign exchange and employment for our people," the Prime Minister told the Egyptian Ambassador, who confirmed that Egypt is interested in building the island's human resources in both sectors.
Mourad also suggested that it was possible for Grenada, along with Egypt, Venezuela and another Caribbean country, to get involved a project in agriculture and chemical processing.
Both the Prime Minister and the Ambassador agreed that Grenada could benefit from the experience of Egypt in the area of irrigation technology, which is regarded as the best in the world.
They also welcomed the opportunity to deepen bilateral relations and strengthen the relationships between the two countries.
The two officials also discussed the preservation of Grenada's historical sites, artifacts and landmarks as part of the enhancement of the island's tourism product.