The Dutch city of Hague hosts the closing ceremony of the second intellectual week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) on Thursday, June 20, 2019, corresponding to 16th Shawwal 1440 under the title: "Conference about the agricultural situation and water in Iraq" in the larger hall in the Wageningen University, with the presence of Dr. Sarbakh Saleh, the wife of the President of the Republic of Iraq, the Ministers of Water Resources and Agriculture, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, and with the participation of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine through Joud Al-Kafeel Company, al-Kafeel farms, and a number of researchers and academics.
The closing ceremony was followed by the presentation of a series of research papers, which included the agricultural reality in all its aspects and specialties worldwide. Regarding this conference, the director of Al-Joud Company, Dr. Maytham Al-Bahadli, said: "We went to the University of Wageningen, which classified one of the first global universities in the field of agriculture, as it has more than 2,000 PhD students from different countries. And it is interesting that China has sent 500 PhD students to study in this university because of its importance and scientific background. We had a conference at the university to discuss the technical report prepared during their visit to Iraq and the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Iraqi side. The report aimed three categories: The first category: the government represented by the ministries, the second category is (information for the information) through universities and agricultural institutes, and the third category is the private sector, which is the target of this report, in order to build a solid relationship between the private sectors in Iraq and the Netherland to develop the agricultural reality and build commercial and industrial relations. In the specialized lectures, we have been nominated by the Iraqi Embassy to be the spokesman for the Iraqi private sector and so we have talked in general about the private sector in Iraq and the importance of this partnership and our aspiration to work in the transfer of the Dutch technology and expertise to Iraq.”
He added that he discussed the projects of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and the strategy of the shrine in the agricultural field and its importance in achieving the concept of food security of the country as well as the holy shrine projects from the al-Saqi project for alternative water and its importance, as well as the holy shrine nurseries as well as the animal production activity of hatchery and feed plant and its strategic importance in the development of the livestock sector, as well as the activity of protected crops and the farms of Khayrat Aba al-Fadl (peace be upon him), and finally we talked about the al-Joud industrial company and what it offers to the projects of the shrine in addition to providing its products to the Iraqi private sector. We talked also about the specifications owned by the company's factories of technology and laboratories, as well as the productive capacities of various materials specialized in the field of agriculture and others. We have noticed the good feeling of the presence about Al-Joud Company and the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
He concluded: "We had a conversation with the professors of the University, who have shown interest in continuing communication and coming to Iraq. Afterwards, we went to the University Museum, a museum specialized in various agricultural crops. In fact, we have used our presence in the Netherlands to visit some specialized agricultural companies, as we aspire to achieve joint working relations with the Dutch side, especially in the field of high technology, in order to develop the pr2oducts of the Iraqi market and to export them to foreign markets.
It is worth mentioning that at the end of the second intellectual week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), honorary gifts and appreciation shields and certificates were distributed by the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, the President of the Dutch University and the rest of the participants.