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Graziano da Silva meets Sudan's Federal Agriculture and Forestry Minister

Opening of new Sudan Room at FAO HQ

7 July 2017, Rome –FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Sudan’s Federal Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Abdullatif Ahmed Mohamed Ijaimi, to inaugurate a new meeting room at FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the FAO Conference. 

Graziano da Silva reaffirmed FAO’s support to the Government and people of Sudan, and the Minister described as fruitful the country’s long cooperation with FAO.

“We have a fruitful relationship and we look forward to more cooperation in areas related to policy, statistics and capacity building,” Mr Ijaimi said.

The pair discussed ongoing work including plans for an FAO meeting to be held in the Sudanese capital next year.

The Sudan Room joins other country-commissioned meeting rooms at FAO headquarters. The spaces are used for high-level and other meetings.

Photos of the opening

Watch the Minister's remarks following the opening: