USSEC Attends Reception Honoring U.S. Ag Secretary in Jordan
- General News
USSEC was invited to a reception hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, in honor of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, on May 10 at the ambassador’s home in Amman.
USSEC Regional Commercial, Technical & Marketing Director – MENA Mousa Wakileh, American Soybean Association (ASA) director E.L. Reed, and USSEC Marketing Director – Human Nutrition/Oil Marypat Corbett met with Secretary Vilsack, Ambassador Wells and the U.S. Regional Agriculture Counselor.
According to Mr. Wakileh, USSEC’s three main messages highlighted the importance of improved GMO approvals in Turkey; stressed that U.S. Soy represented around 20 percent of overall U.S. agricultural exports last year; and emphasized USSEC’s role in the development of poultry production, feed production and formulation, soybean crushing, and soybean oil refining in the international market.
The USSEC delegates also met with Dr. Akef Al Zoubi from the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture. They spoke to him about USSEC’s activities, role and achievements in the MENA region.