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Jordan backs Director General’s leadership and reforms

Adverse effects of Syria crisis discussed
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FAO Director-General Jose' Graziano da Silva meeting with Hazem Al Nasser, Minister of Water and Irrigation and Minister for Agriculture, Jordan. FAO Conference, 38th Session, FAO headquarters.

19 June 2013, Rome, Italy – Jordan’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Agriculture Hazem Al Nasser has expressed his support for the reforms undertaken by FAO and his confidence in the Director-General’s leadership of the Organization. 

At their bilateral meeting yesterday, Al Nasser also underscored the importance of collaborating with FAO in various fields such as  desert locust control and helping small-scale farmers. The Minister and Graziano da Silva further discussed the adverse effects in the region of the current crisis in Syria.