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Director-General meets President Ali Bongo Ondimba

20 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva confirmed his engagement with, and support for the Gabonese Republic at a meeting here with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba. 

Following their meeting, the President set out the broad lines of his country’s “Gabon émergent” (Emerging Gabon) development strategy  at a side-event organized in the framework of FAO’s 38th governing Conference here.

Presentation of “Gabon émergent”,

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El Ministro respalda el liderazgo del Director General

20 June 2013, Roma, Italia – El Director General se reunió ayer con el Ministro de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación de Guatemala, Elmer López, que le trasladó el total apoyo de su Gobierno a su liderazgo en la Organización y al Programa de Trabajo y Presupuesto. Asimismo, le trasladó la voluntad del ejecutivo guatemalteco de retomar asuntos relacionados con la FAO y agilizar entre otras la Ley de Desarrollo

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Bilateral meeting focuses on strengthening FAO’s presence in the country

20 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General JoséGraziano da Silva has congratulated Ismat Dursun ogly Abasov, Azerbaijan Minister for Agriculture and Food,for his country’s early achievement of the 1996 World Food Summit target of halving the number of people suffering from hunger.

Also discussed at a meeting yesterday were FAO technical assistance priorities in the 2013-2015 Country Programming Framework (CPF) and strengthening FAO’s presence in the country.

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Agriculture and Rural Development Minister backs Programme of Work and Budget

20 June 2013, Rome –José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Afonso Pedro Canga, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Angola, and Victoria Francisco Lopes Cristovao de Barros Neto, Minister for Fisheries.  The Director-General congratulated the Angolan Government for its outstanding progress in fighting hunger, formally recognized at a ceremony here on Sunday.  

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development expressed his Government’s support of the Director-General’s Programme of

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Full FAO Representation to open in the country

20 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Chyngysbek Makeshovich Uzakbaev, Kyrgyzstan Minister for Agriculture and Amelioration yesterday. Discussions touched upon the FAO Country Programming Framework in Kyrgyzstan for 2011-2015.

Graziano da Silva pledged to continue supporting Kyrgyzstan’s  rural development efforts through policy and technical interventions in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food and nutrition security. Special attention will be paid to livestock development.

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