Denmark and Malaysia signs agriculture deal

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On 22 September Minister for Agriculture & Agro-based Industries, Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and his Danish counterpart, Minister Esben Lunde Larsen, finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MuO) on agricultural cooperation. The aim is to further promote and develop cooperation between the two nations in the field of agriculture on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. This is a big step for Malaysia towards becoming a modern dairy and poultry producing country, writes the Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur.

Minister Larsen was quoted in media: “Malaysia wants to be able to provide its very large food industry with fresh milk. And while we can export fresh milk all the way to Malaysia, we can sell knowledge about everything from stall facilities to the processing and transport of milk.”

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“We want a long-term co-operation with Malaysia, and we are now starting a partnership that I am sure both countries will benefit greatly from.”

The co-operation agreement between the two nations concerns the transportation and cooling of milk and overall hygiene standards, and a number of Danish companies have been invited to Malaysia next year to visit prospective co-operation partners and authorities.

Aside from partnering up in the dairy arena, Denmark and Malaysia are also planning further co-operation regarding aquaculture and the development of stall facilities.

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