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Near East Conference Chair calls for a peaceful solution to the crises in the region

Minister Zeaiter: "One third of the countries in the Near East and North Africa are home to or witness to conflicts"

10 May 2018, Rome - Graziano da Silva today met FAO's Regional Conference for the Near East Chair, Ghazi Zeaiter, Minister for Agriculture of the Lebanese Republic, who called for a peaceful solution to the crises in the region. 

Conflict has increased food insecurity in the Near East and to reverse this situation it is crucial to strengthen the resilience of poor, rural communities.

“One third of the countries in the Near East and North Africa are home to or witness to conflicts", he said today. To address the damage to infrastructure and economic losses and the problem of displacement and refugees, “collective and wide-scale actions,” are required, Zeaiter added, noting the disruptions suffered by his own country, Lebanon.

 

 

 

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