Director-General  QU Dongyu

Director-General and Prime Minister of Cabo Verde discuss strong partnership


4 November 2019, Rome - FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu met today with José Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, to explore ways to further strengthen the long-standing partnership between Cabo Verde and the Organization.

It was the third meeting between the Director-General and the Prime Minister, who already met at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), last August 2019, and at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019, in New York.

The Director-General stressed the importance of initiatives focused on empowering women and youth and noted the progress made to date with the establishment 0f Youth and Women Committees at FAO. The Prime Minister commended Qu’s vision and highlighted the strong need to focus on and support women.

In their talks, the parties discussed the Organization’s new Hand-in-Hand Initiative and the way to translate it into concrete action.

They also committed to further strengthening the long-lasting collaboration between FAO and Cabo Verde, with a particular focus on aquaculture.