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Meeting with Slovak State Secretary


FAO Director General Johe Graziano da Silva meeting Ms Magdalena Lacko-Bartosova, State Secretary with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

5 March 2014, Budapest – The Director-General of FAO, Jose’ Graziano da Silva, met today with Ms Magdalena Lacko-Bartosova, State Secretary with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.

The meeting took place on the occasion of the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming (Budapest, 4-6 March 2014).

Discussion focused on the importance of FAO’s relationship with Slovakia, and in particular on participation in the forthcoming FAO Regional Conference for Europe (Bucharest, 2-4 April 2014).

Both the Director-General and Ms Lacko-Bartosova underscored the importance of events connected with the International Year of Family Farming, and the need to develop and extend the concept beyond 2014.