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9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Japan’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries , Hisao Harihara, who was in Rome for his first visit to FAO headquarters.
Graziano da Silva expressed appreciation for Japan’s continuous support to FAO. He particularly welcomed the country’s increased interest in international cooperation on agriculture, notably with African countries, following the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V)
9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Bangladesh’s Minister for Fisheries and Livestock, Muhammed Sayedul Hoque, who was in Rome to attend FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI).
Graziano da Silva welcomed Sayedul Hoque’s participation at the meeting and noted that FAO’S cooperation with Bangladesh is “very successful”. Both agreed to further deepen collaboration between the UN agency and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock with
9 June2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, who visited FAO’s Headquarters to address the opening of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI).
Graziano da Silva and Sekimizu agreed on the importance to increase efforts aimed at improving safety within the fishing sector. They also discussed the urgent need for countries to implement the Torremolinos Protocol and the
6 June 2014, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – In his opening statement to an international conference here on the elaboration of Uzbekistan’s food programme, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the event’s importance not only for the country but as part of the global agenda to address food supply challenges.
The two-day conference, under the chairmanship of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, gathered high-level guests from more than 40 countries and