28 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Qatar’s Minister of Environment Ahmad bin Amer Al-Hemaidi, at FAO headquarters today.
The State of Qatar has already achieved most of the MDGs before its target date of 2015.
This includes improvements towards the eradication of poverty and hunger, universal primary education, gender equality in education, reduction of child and maternal mortality, combating AIDS, malaria and other diseases,
28 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Lebanon’s Director General of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture) Louis Lahoud, at FAO headquarters today.
Both principals discussed the FAO projects for rural development currently under implementation in Lebanon.
“Since you took office, we feel that cooperation has increased tremendously,” Minister Lahoud told FAO Director-General.
Lebanon’s Director General for Agriculture highlighted the challenges facing the country’s agricultural sector.
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28 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Mauritania’s Minister of Rural Development Brahim Ould Mohamed El Moctar Ould M'Mbareck, at FAO headquarters today.
Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister for the warm welcome received during his last visit to Nouakchott in October 2013.
“I have congratulated the FAO Director-General for the excellent organization, the topic selection and the high quality discussions of the Regional Conference
Opening the two-day ministerial segment of FAO’s Regional Conference for the Near East,
27 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met withYemen’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Farid Ahmed Mogawar at FAO headquarters today.
On the sidelines of the Regional Conference for the Near East, a Special Event on Yemen was organized to draw the attention of all Members to the importance of a joint coordinated approach to support Yemeni agriculture, rural development and food security.