UTAP has no intention to withdraw from Carthage agreement | Tunisia News Gazette

UTAP has no intention to withdraw from Carthage agreement

The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (French: UTAP) has no intention to pull out of the Carthage agreement, but if Tunisia’s interest requires it, the decision will be taken in co-ordination with the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) and the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), said president of the regional union of agriculture and fisheries of Beja, Naceur Amdouni.

Speaking at a press conference on the 5th edition of the agriculture, technology and fishing show to be held from March 15 to 18 in Beja, Amdouni added that the withdrawal from this moral pact will take place if the signers of the agreement roll back two points related to the agricultural sector as the backbone of the Tunisian economy and the fight against corruption.

In his response to journalists, he noted that the Ministry of Agriculture is a technical department that must be headed by a specialist who has knowledge of all the sector’s problems and is capable of deciding on horny issues instead of delegating them to advisers.

Regarding water shortage in Tunisia as Summer is approaching, vice-president of UTAP in charge of plant and animal production Chokri Rezgui highlighted the absence of a clear vision on this issue, recalling that the area of irrigated perimetres in Tunisia has reached 240 thousand hectares (on 430 thousand hectares).

Source: TAP News Agency

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