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The meeting between the King and the Director-General took place at the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Malabo.

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea– Talks between FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and King Letsie III of Lesotho focused on ways African leaders can keep up the momentum in their commitment to eradicate hunger.

During their meeting which took place on the sidelines of the African Union summit, they also discussed the Fome Zero Programme implemented in Brazil. King Letsie praised the programme for containing what he said

FAO Director-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa sign an agreement to boost African agricultural development

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Carlos Lopes, today signed an agreement to boost African agricultural development.

“I am delighted to sign this agreement with UNECA and long standing friend Carlos Lopes,” the FAO Director-General said. “We are opening a new era of cooperation and, together, we will explore new areas for boosting

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Les activités reflètent les priorités africaines, notamment l'emploi des jeunes et la nutrition

25 juin 2014, Malabo, Guinée équatoriale - Le Fonds fiduciaire africain de solidarité administré par la FAO a donné le feu vert aujourd'hui à quatre nouveaux projets, lors d'une cérémonie durant le Sommet de l'Union africaine qui se déroule ici cette semaine.

Le Président de la Guinée équatoriale, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, fervent défenseur du Fonds, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU Ban Ki-moon et le Directeur général de la FAO

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FAO Director-General meets Russia’s Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and head of the national Forestry Agency

24 June 2014, Roma – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Russia’s Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and head of the Russian Federal Forestry Agency, Vladimir Lebedev, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Forestry (COFO) at FAO headquarters.

Both sides emphasized the importance of COFO discussions to step up the reflection of forestry issues in the sustainable global development agenda.

Deputy Minister Lebedev

At a meeting with the FAO Director-General, Tom Tidwell stressed the tight link between forests and food security

24 June 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the United States Forest Service chief, Tom Tidwell, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Forests (COFO) at FAO headquarters.

Graziano da Silva and Tidwell discussed several bilateral cooperation topics.

“We’ve been working with FAO for years and COFO is the opportunity to elevate the importance of forests around the world as well