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Iran voices support for FAO’s Programme of Work and Budget

Agriculture Minister underlines the importance of cooperation with FAO
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meeting with H.E. Rachid Benaissa, H.E. Sadegh Khalilian, Minister for Agriculture of Iran FAO Conference, 38th Session, FAO headquarters.

18 June 2013, Rome, Italy -  Iranian Agriculture Minister Sadegh Khalilian has expressed strong support for FAO’s proposed Programme of Work and Budget. At  a meeting yesterday with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, the Minister also expressed his country’s interest in further strengthening cooperation with the Organization and suggested that Iranian expertise could be used in the framework of South-South-Cooperation.

Click here to listen to H.E. Sadegh Khalilian.