Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture Ezz el-Din Abu Steit and his New Zealand counterpart Damien O’Connor announced a new trade deal on Wednesday, opening the New Zealand market to Egyptian oranges.
As a consideration of the agreement, the political leaders also discussed the exportation measures Egypt would take to meet the requirements of New Zealand's market, said Egypt Independent.
Additionally, the ministers made a plan to tackle a number of industry challenges, signing a cooperation document for the implementation of a two-year work program. According to the publication, this program aims to address several agricultural issues.
Abu Steit clarified that global markets import Egyptian citrus due to its high quality. He added that Egypt has managed to increase its international reach, accessing new export markets for its agricultural crops due to the country's high quality of produce.
Meanwhile, New Zealand has experience in agriculture and produce fields, he asserted. He said that his country is rich with high-quality livestock, and milk products, and asked for increased cooperation between the two countries.