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Investing in agriculture to eradicate poverty

20 June 2013, Rome Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, met  with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu and Tamarite Crescentio Castaño, Minister of Fisheries and Environment.

President Obiang, who attending FAO’s governing Conference here, highlighted Equatorial Guinea’s excellent relations with FAO and

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Seeks increased cooperation with Portuguese-language countries

20 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  met yesterday with José Diogo Albuquerque, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Agriculture, who underlined Portugal’s total support of the Organization.

Albuquerque also stressed the importance his country attaches to relations with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), with the Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOPS) and with the CPLP Office in Lisbon. He indicated that Portugal is ready to collaborate

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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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