Introduction

External Secondments, Missions and International Exhibitions Department

The External Secondments, Missions and International Exhibition Department has been created in accordance to the Ministerial decree number 199 dated 28-4-1980, which has defined its main and branch structures at the Ministry's Office and designating its terms of reference within the organization of the General Department of International Relations under the Central Administration of Foreign Agricultural Relations.
Main Terms of Reference
Performing all respective measures concerning the nomination for external missions delegated by the Ministry on non international conference events, and following up the findings of the delegate's submitted reports in coordination with the Documentation and Information Center.
In charge of all affairs of recruited seconded staff via foreign governments, international agencies and special contracts, concerning their nominations, extension and termination of their secondment, following up their external activities and coordinating between recruited staff at their work abroad and their original authorities our embassies and consular offices abroad.
Organizing the participation of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture to foreign exhibitions whether they are international fairs or Egyptian products fairs abroad, including clearance of all respective measures of subscription into those exhibitions.
The Department includes three sections:
1.Foreign Secondment Section:
It's concerned with government secondment to foreign and international agencies besides personal secondment of agriculturalists, researchers, clerics and assisting categories at the agricultural sector level through personal contracts or government secondment.
2.External Missions Section:
It's concerned with contacting the Documentation and Information Center to register travel data of delegates traveling to external missions to release their respective travel decrees, the delegates would thus submit mission reports after the mission is concluded, the section would then abstract those reports to be submitted to HE the Minister and to be sent to respective concerned authorities.
3.International Exhibitions Section:
It's concerned with organizing the participation of the Ministry in foreign exhibitions whether they are international fairs or Egyptian products fairs abroad, which are organized by the General Authority of International Exhibitions and Fairs and the specialized licensed companies and such press institutions as Al-Ahram