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Agriculture leaders agree to end their protest — Abbadi

By JT - Feb 06,2018 - Last updated at Feb 06,2018

AMMAN — Acting Prime Minister Mamdouh Abbadi said that protesting agriculture leaders agreed to end their several-day sit-in in front of Parliament after contacting them through the Lower House's Agriculture and Water Committee's President Khaled Hiyari, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said.

Abbadi voiced the government's keenness on removing all obstacles facing the agriculture sector, adding that a meeting between the sector's representatives and Prime Minister Hani Mulki will be arranged once the premier is back to the country.

Farmers have staged in a sit-in in front of Parliament for five days protesting the government's recent decision to increase taxes on agricultural products.  

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