Mandela’s birthday to be a food security and nutrition event
19 June 2013, Rome – The upcoming birthday party which South Africa is preparing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday next month will be a thematic event on food security and nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was told.
The news was given to him by South African Minister for Agriculture and Forestry Tina Joemat-Pettersson when the Director-General enquired about Mandela’s health during a meeting yesterday. The South African statesman will be 95 on 18 July.
During the meeting, Joemat-Pettersson underlined South Africa’s wish to engage in South-South cooperation with FAO and the other Rome-based agencies. She extended an invitation to visit her country to Graziano da Silva as well as the Heads of IFAD and WFP.
Click here to listen to H.E. Tina Joemat-Pettersson.