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Director-General  José Graziano da Silva

Marking 40 Years of cooperation with Tanzania

Graziano da Silva meets Tanzania’s President John Magufuli

6 September 2017, Dar Es Salaam – José Graziano da Silva today met Tanzania’s President John Magufuli to commend the country for prioritizing food and nutrition security and to mark 40 years of FAO presence in Tanzania. 

The country's Vice President Samia Suluhu participated at an event commemorating the long-lasting cooperation. 

The pair discussed challenges and opportunities in Tanzania particularly in developing the livestock and aquaculture sectors, and addressing youth employment. In Tanzania, the workforce is predominantly young people, and finding meaningful job opportunities for them, such as in fish processing, would be valuable for development. 

On his side, the President thanked the Director–General for making his first official visit to Tanzania, and welcomed FAO’s commitment to continue the close friendship, collaboration and support.  

Tanzania became a member of FAO in 1962, and a country representation was established in 1977.