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Meeting at FAO's regional governing body in Turkey

3 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey — Romania’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Achim Irimescu met with the Director-General here today, one day before the opening of FAO’s 30th Regional Conference for Europe.

The Minister indicated that Romania would welcome still greater collaboration with FAO in the form of field projects in the country. Of particular interest would be the strengthening of rural areas, especially mountainous areas, with special attention

Focus on South South Cooperation

3 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey - Vice Minister Gulmira Issayeva, of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, met with the Director-General here today on the eve of the 30th Regional Conference for Europe.

Accelerated South-South Cooperation, especially with China in the field of organic agriculture, was a priority for Kazakhstan, she said, noting the growing demand for organic products in Russia, China and Iran.

The Vice Minister expressed satisfaction

Meeting at the Regional Conference for Europe

3 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey - Darko Konjevic, General Director and Assistant Minister with Montenegro’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, met with FAO's Director-General today, on the eve of FAO’s 30th Regional Conference for Europe.

He provided an update on the status of Montenegro’s accession process to the European Union, and expressed his hope that three chapters (11, 12, 13) would be opened in June 2016. A priority for Montenegro is

FAO’s chief and UNIDO’s Director-General meet in Vienna

 26 April 2016, Vienna –FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, and UNIDO’s Director General Li Yong today signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at bolstering collaboration between two UN agencies whose focus has increasingly been on making sure smaller-scale activities thrive in a globalized age.

The MoU outlined potential joint activities in areas such food processing and other value-adding activities in the farming, fisheries and forestry fields, investment promotion and

New 850 000 USD partnership

22 April 2016, Rome – FAO has agreed to support Kuwait formulate a partnership programme for agricultural development aimed at enhancing the country’s aquaculture and water sectors, tackle livestock diseases and boost technical skills.

The State of Kuwait, represented by Ali Khaled Al Jaber Al Sabah, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Youssef Jhail,