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FAO Director-General praises Azerbaijan’s economic growth

Graziano da Silva meets Deputy Minister of Agriculture at the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe
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Ilham Guliyev, Deputy Minister for Agriculture of Azerbaijan.

3 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania – On the margins of the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe, which is the Organization’s governing body for the Europe and Central Asia region, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ilham Guliyev, Deputy Minister for Agriculture of Azerbaijan.

Graziano da Silva noted Azerbaijan’s status as an emerging donor and called upon the nation to actively cooperate with FAO.

The Deputy Minister said the country is currently in the process of developing its National Concept of Agricultural Development, and that FAO technical expertise and support would be highly appreciated in this area.