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FAO Director-General and Representatives of the Government of Senegal to sign two major agreements for the opening of a new FAO Subregional Office for West Africa

25 January 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, together with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Living Abroad, Sidiki Kaba, and the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Papa Abdoulaye Seck, will proceed with the signing of two major agreements related to the opening in Dakar, Senegal, of a new FAO Subregional Office for West Africa.

The Host country and the Partnership agreements will be signed in the presence of the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, as well as other Heads of States of West African countries.

These agreements will mark a major milestone in the fight against hunger in the subregion. They aim to foster FAO’s presence at the subregional level, and to further strengthen the long-standing collaboration between FAO and West African countries.

The FAO Subregional Office for West Africa (SFW) will be responsible for developing, promoting and implementing agreed strategies to help countries and subregional organizations address food security, nutrition, agriculture and rural development priorities. With a strong team of technical experts with multidisciplinary expertise, the Office will aim to support 15 countries in West Africa.

Graziano da Silva is also scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.

 

WHAT:   High-level   signing ceremony of the agreements related to the opening in Dakar, Senegal,   of a new FAO Subregional Office for West Africa

WHO:    

  • José   Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General;
  • His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic   of Senegal;
  • Other West African Heads   of State and Government;
  • His Excellency Sidiki Kaba, Minister for Foreign   Affairs and Senegalese Living Abroad;
  • His   Excellency Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Equipment.

WHERE and WHEN:  Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sunday, 28 January 2018 at 6:30 PM local time   (GMT+3)   

 

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