DOHA: The chairman of the board of directors and director general of the Kuwait General Authority for Food and Nutrition, Dr. Reem Al-Fulaij, stressed on Monday the importance of participating in the ninth OIC Ministerial Conference on food security and agricultural development in enhancing food security in the OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries).

Al-Fulaij said in a statement to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after the conclusion of the conference in Doha that participation in this conference is "important", especially in light of the challenges facing the world with regards to food security and the impact of food supply chains in times of disaster and crises. She said the conference was an opportunity to exchange views and experiences to strengthen food security in the OIC member states.

She expressed her thanks to the government and the people of Qatar for hosting the conference. The conference came up with a number of recommendations, most notably the importance of enhancing scientific research, the use of modern technology in strengthening the food security system, and concerted efforts in supporting countries facing challenges such as natural disasters.

She pointed to the adoption of a decision to strengthen environmental cooperation within the framework of the organization in the food and agriculture sector so as to build more resilient food systems and work to achieve sustainable development goals through the exchange of knowledge and best practices to enhance food security, productivity, and resilience.

The OIC is the second-largest international organization after the United Nations, with 57 member states spread across four continents. It represents the collective voice of the Islamic world and seeks to protect and express its interests in support of international peace and harmony and to strengthen relations. - KUNA