The International Pole registered in the International Date Forum of Morocco, which was held in Erfoud during the period between 27 and 30 this October, a wide and balanced presence of a series of date producers in a group of Arab countries ; In addition to that, there is the United Arab Emirates, which has a strong brotherly and friendly relationship with the Kingdom of Morocco.
Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Cabinet Member and Minister for Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, was present on Thursday at the opening of the International Date Forum in Morocco, accompanied by a high-level delegation of Moroccan officials. . They are headed by Mohamed Seddiqi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests.
In addition to the strong participation of Emirati exhibitors in this international date forum, which has become an annual meeting of date professionals and producers from the Arab world, the United Arab Emirates announced the organization of the Khalifa International Date Palm Award and Agricultural Innovation.
This award is organized under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and President of the Board of Trustees of the United Arab Emirates, from June 1 to December 31; The names of the winners will be announced in February 2023 and the tribute ceremony will be organized in March 2023.
Significant sums of money will be awarded to the winners of Classical Poetry and Nabati Poetry in the Palm Contest in Poets’ Languages, the category of Distinguished Studies, Modern Technology, Pioneering Development and Production Projects, Distinguished Producers, Manufacturers and Marketers, the category of pioneering and advanced innovations at the service of the agricultural sector, and the category of outstanding personality in the field of palm trees, dates and agricultural innovation.
Fatima Al-Zahra Mweni, owner of a cooperative, exporter abroad to Europe and coordinator of international exhibitors, said that “the Emirati exhibitors register their balanced presence in each session of this forum”, noting that “the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates and various UAE officials honored the Emirati and international runners.”
Moni added, speaking to Hespress, that the Emirati exhibitors have value and distinction within the exhibition, in terms of the quality of the date product and its quality, noting that the UAE has around 160 types of excellent dates, highlighting that the galleries of the Emirates know a great concurrence because the Emirati dates are distinguished by their great quality, in their expression.
For his part, Eng. Mohamed Hassan Al Shamsi, a member of the Friends of Palm Trees Association of the United Arab Emirates, thanked Morocco for the good reception and hospitality and the good organization of this international forum held in Erfoud, explaining that the objective The association’s participation in this forum is to highlight its role in the field of palm trees, remembering the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his interest in this blessed tree, which has a great connection with the Emirati heritage.
Speaking to Hespress, the Emirati engineer confirmed that His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also pays great attention to palm trees to develop them and ensure their quality, and also praised the efforts of Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors. of the Friends of the Palm Tree Association, to develop them.
Muhammad Hassan al-Shamsi stated that the Friends of Palms Association plays an important role in framing and guiding farmers, noting that the association was announced in 2004 with the aim of helping farmers interested in palm trees, noting that the association directs farmers to plant good varieties of dates.
The same speaker pointed out that the presence of an important delegation of Emirati participants in this international forum and delegations from Arab countries is intended to see the most important companies present and participate in this forum and to see all the varieties of dates in the brother Kingdom of Morocco, noting the presence of good varieties of dates, and noting at the end Warm welcome in Morocco and good hospitality.