A symposium in Sana’a on international crises and their economic consequences locally and internationally

Sana – Skeba:

Today, a symposium was held in Sanaa on international crises and their economic consequences locally and internationally, organized by the Dar Al-Khebra Center for Studies and Development, on the anniversary of the martyrdom of President Saleh Al-Sammad.

At the opening of the symposium, a member of the Supreme Political Council, Ahmed Ghaleb Al-Rahwi, emphasized the importance of such symposia in keeping up with the challenges facing Yemeni society, and in providing decision-making centers. of consultations and analyzes contribute to the formulation of strategies and public policies.

He praised the virtues and qualities of the tortured President Al-Samad, who today has become a program for the Yemeni people, the state and the government. He pointed out that the state had adopted the project of the martyr Al-Samad, “a hand that protects … a hand that builds”, and set the national vision for the construction of the Yemeni state based on its national project .

He said, “We are eager to take part in the symposium because of its peculiarities, which are particularly affecting the stage, and these axes are important to Yemen in light of the repercussions of the Russo-Ukrainian war on wheat prices. . “

Al-Rahwi added: “Yemen, in the forties and fifties of the last century, helped neighboring countries with grain and cotton, because in the past the fathers relied mainly on agriculture, because our country owned large areas of arable land, so whoever owns food has freedom of decision. “

He stressed the need to think and develop five-year plans in the agricultural sector, and that the leadership and government should develop solutions and treatments to meet current and future challenges, especially as the Russo-Ukrainian war negatively affected developing countries. has.

The senior political member pointed out society’s need for growing awareness and interest in the agricultural sector, and the creation of barriers and dams to take advantage of the flood waters in agriculture … and stressed the importance of the media’s role in shed light on such seminars due to their importance and privacy.

Minister of Industry and Trade, Abdul-Wahhab Yahya Al-Durra, in turn said the holding of the symposium comes at a sensitive stage in the countries of the world due to the Russo-Ukrainian war and its impact on food security , especially if the Yemeni people are dependent on imports of wheat from abroad.

He said: “Unfortunately, our economy was previously dependent on oil revenues that were available in the recent period, and independence in food security was not observed and the results were rapid. For an increase in prices we have to return to planting maize and barley, on which our ancestors depended mainly for food security. ”

Minister Al-Durra reiterated the efforts of the Ministry of Industry to reduce the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the supply situation in Yemen and to direct wheat importers to go to alternative markets, including India. He called on businessmen to direct part of their investments to agriculture and local products to contribute to the support of the national product and the achievement of self-sufficiency And reduce the import bill.

In turn, the Deputy Secretary of the Security and Intelligence Service, Tariq Al-Hadi, emphasized the importance of focusing the issues of the symposium on the consequences associated with the Ukrainian-Russian crisis in its three axes represented. in the strategic supply of grain, facilitating the process of import and agricultural production of grain, and creating a strategic supply to help the citizen overcome the crisis. .

He insisted on the need to focus the symposium in its third axis on the method of feeding society in Yemen. He said: “Many people do not consider wheat as the main source of food, but rather consider it as one of the many other sources, and we are suffering from this problem in Yemen.”

While the Vice President of Dar Al-Khebra Center, dr. Ahmed Al-Emad, and the center’s executive director, Brigadier Ibrahim Al-Lawzi, reviewed the objectives and content of the symposium.

They explained that the center seeks to serve the community in Yemen and support decision makers by providing consultations, developing capabilities, publishing strategic studies and improving strategic analysis capabilities, based on knowledge of the past, understanding the present and the future in various fields.

Al-Imad Al-Lawzi pointed out that the symposium coincides with the commemoration of the martyrdom of the Head of Development, Saleh Al-Sammad, who launched the national project “A hand that protects … a hand that builds” from launched.

The symposium discussed a number of working documents. The first paper, presented by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Finance for the Planning, Statistics and Follow-up Sector, Ahmed Mohamed Hajar, dealt with the effects and local economic repercussions due to the international developments. due to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

The second paper, presented by the Director of the CAC Islamic Bank Haddah branch, Dr. Sami Abu Sarea, focused on the international consequences and repercussions arising from the international developments arising from the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, while the third paper, presented by Dr. Ahmed Al-Mulsi, revises the proposals for a strategic plan for the National Program for Development and Development Cultivation and production of grain in the Republic of Yemen.

The fourth paper, presented by the Executive Director of Dar Al-Khebra Center, Brigadier General Ibrahim Al-Lawzi, provides an analytical vision of the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis on the Middle East, Corona and global economic variables. touched.

The recommendations of the symposium emphasized the need to activate the agricultural sector in the required way, to reach the stage of self-sufficiency in the production of grain, vegetables and fruits, to pay attention to livestock as an important source of local food sources, as well as as attention to agricultural industrialization, the activation of the role of the production sector for local medicine, and the provision of facilities for this sector.

The participants recommended focusing on water security, finding clean water resources, urgently building and rebuilding dams, and educating national businessmen and financiers about the dangers of the next phase. They highlighted the importance of the economic orientation to the east, especially the BRICS countries, and attention to health personnel, preventing the exhaustion and abandonment of medical personnel, as well as interest in the production and manufacture of agricultural fertilizers, and pushing businessmen to to invest in this field.

They stressed the need to focus on the suspicious roles of international organizations in rural areas, and farmers’ dependence on the aid provided by these organizations and leaving agriculture, which requires local investors to be encouraged to engage in local and national industries. start creating that meets the needs of the local market.

The symposium was attended by the head of the National Information Center, Eng. Massad Al-Nimri, the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Hamdi Al-Razhi, the Vice President of the Dar Al-Khebra Center, dr. the Executive Director of the Scientific Foundation for the Care of Creators, Dr. Muhammad Al-Aqili.

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