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FAO Director-General and President of Central African Republic Catherine Samba-Panza discuss the peace and food security situation in the strife-torn country

The meeting took place during the African Union Summit in Malabo

FAO Director-General with Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza.

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has reiterated the Organization’s commitment to continue its activities in the Central African Republic to support the restoration of peace and food security in the conflict-ridden country.

The FAO chief made the pledge during talks with Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza, during the African Union summit. He said FAO’s work would continue to focus on supporting emergency relief activities but also on building the resilience of population.

For her part President Samba-Panza thanked  FAO for its “great work” in  resource mobilization and for striving to ensure that the Organization’s main programmes in her country are funded and implemented.

She also praised FAO’s efforts to keep agriculture development at the center of its activities and thanked Graziano da Silva for supporting the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)