The Congo people's Republic and Libyan Jamahiriyah on Friday (19 August) signed an agreement to develop agricultural in the Congo.
The Congo people's Republic and Libyan Jamahiriyah on Friday (19 August) signed an agreement to develop agricultural in the Congo. Two teams of economic and technical experts met in Brazzaville the Congolese capital, to work out final details of the agreement. Leading the Libya Jamahiriyah team was its Minister for Maritime Resources and Food, Omar El Dasei. The Congolese Minister for Co-operation and Foreign Affairs, Dr. Theophile Obenga, led his country's group.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Obenga was waiting to greet Mr. El Dasei when he arrived for the discussions.
The agreement was completed after four days of talks. There meetings were a continuation of a general pact for technical and economic co-operation which the two countries mutually agreed in Tripoli in September 1973, only three months after Congo's present Constitution came into force.
Under this latest agreement, the two countries will co-operate in working out solutions to problems concerning their rural economies, mines and energy programmes. Much emphasis will be given to raising the levels of breeding and the numbers of livestock in the Congo. The populations of basic livestock -- chickens, cattle, pigs, sheep and goats-were rising slowly but steadily during the mid-1970s. The Congo's main agricultural crops are cassava, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, yams, and groundnuts.