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Sri Lanka congratulates FAO on success of Conference

Minister requests support for country’s farmers’ associations
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meeting with T.H. Mahinda Yapa Abewardana, Minister for Agriculture of Sri Lanka FAO Conference, 38th Session, FAO headquarters.

22 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Sri Lanka’s Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardana congratulated FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on the success of FAO’s 38th  governing Conference.

He expressed his country’s interest in obtaining more quality seeds to boost crops production in Sri Lanka, and requested FAO’s support for the country’s farmers’ associations, possibly through the FAO’s fund-raising TeleFood projects.

Sri Lanka is currently Chair of the Group of 77 and China.

Click here to listen to Mahinda Yapa Abewardana.