FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium

Food and agriculture on the agenda of the Council of the European Union


At the invitation of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which took office on 1 January, FAO Brussels Director Raschad Al-Khafaji briefed delegates of the European Union Member States in the Council Coordination Working Party on FAO Matters (AGRIFAO).

In his presentation, Al-Khafaji outlined the main elements of FAO’s Strategic Framework and presented highlights from the FAO Climate and Science and Innovation strategies, currently under preparation. 

He also briefed the meeting on progress in the implementation of the EU-FAO Strategic Dialogue and the thematic areas it covers within the cooperation between FAO and the European Commission. 
The Director went on to present the wide range of joint activities undertaken with the Slovenian Presidency and alluded to the upcoming events including those to be organized in collaboration with the French Presidency. 
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.