18 March 2015, Ankara-Turkey
D-8 and ARDSI pledge to work together in rural development
D-8 and Turkey’s Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution (ARDSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 18 March 2015 at the ARDSI Headquarters in Ankara to set the institutional framework for rural development cooperation. Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, Secretary-General of D-8 and Mr. Ali Recep Nazlı, President of ARDSI signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions.

The MoU that aims to improve regional knowledge base and promote joint efforts in the area of rural development, provides general framework for rural development cooperation through carrying out cooperation for the transfer of knowledge and experience gained by the Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution in the area of agriculture and rural development during the process of Turkey’s candidacy for the European Union to the D-8 Member States through the D-8 Secretariat.

On the occasion of signing of the MoU, Secretary-General Mousavi expressed his pleasure for close partnership with ARDSI, and stated that this MoU will provide a general framework to facilitate collaboration and cooperation in promoting and undertaking issues of mutual interest on rural development in member countries.

The MoU envisages, among others, cooperation in capacity building, technical assistance and project implementation. Both the Organizations will identify areas of mutual cooperation and explore possibilities of partnership in those identified areas.

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