Ambassador H.E. Izzat Abdulhadi and Counsellor Suheir Gideon participated in formal discussions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Secretary Assistant of the Middle East department, Mr. Greg Ralph and Director of International Development at DFAT, Mr. Luke Wild, to discuss AMENCA 3, including the Australian agricultural grant to Palestinian NGOs. The grant aims to help the developing agricultural sector in Palestine, as well as support Palestinian farmers and agricultural workers. The Palestinian Embassy and DFAT spoke of the importance of the grant, as well as the obstacles and challenges facing its implementation. Ambassador Abdulhadi acknowledged the Australian Government's support to the Palestinian agricultural sector and expressed his desire for the agreement to be signed between the Australian Government and the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture.
The agreement has since been signed by the Australian Government and the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture.