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FAO Director-General meets Kuwait’s Director for the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources

“Good nutrition is fundamental for development” – Minister Jaime

20 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met today with Kuwait’s Director for the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAF),Nabila Al-Khalil,

who is here in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

Al-Khalil expressed her satisfaction with the conference and underlined the importance of nutrition, in her meeting with FAO’s Director General. She stated that Kuwait will continue to offer their support to FAO.

The ICN2 is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The two main outcome documents of the conference are the Rome Declaration on Nutrition: a political commitment document, and the Framework for Action: a technical guide for implementation.

FAO’s Director General seized the occasion of this encounter to congratulate Kuwait once again for the great achievement of  His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, as a recipient of an official Certificate of Appreciation for Humanitarian leadership, from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Director General also highlighted a number of areas for future collaboration, including the Blue Growth Initiative.

Graziano da Silva alluded to the Regional Commission on Fisheries (RECOFI) in today’s discussion, stressing its importance and the need for ownership by member countries. He highlighted the necessity for common approaches in managing transboundary natural resources in a sustainable manner that is beneficial to all.