India, Germany to sign joint declaration on food sector

India, Germany to sign joint declaration on food sector

New Delhi: India and Germany will sign a joint declaration next week to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture and food processing sector.

Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, food processing minister Subodh Kant Sahai and German agriculture minister Ilse Aigner will sign the declaration, according to a release issued by the German Embassy in India.

“India is an important partner for Germany. We want to further develop Indo-German cooperation and together face global challenges such as the fight against hunger and climate change.... I look forward to the talks I will hold in India," Aigner stated in the release.

The German agriculture minister, who will be here on a four-day visit starting 14 November, will hold talks with ministers to explore ways to intensify bilateral cooperation in food processing sector, the release said.

She will also look at strengthening participation in food fairs in Germany and vice-versa, flow of investment and transfer of technology.

Aigner will attend an Indo-German business forum in New Delhi and thereafter visit German projects run by the Karl Kubel Foundation in Madhya Pradesh and talk on food security in Chennai.