Direttore Generale  QU Dongyu

Paraguay is keen to explore work with FAO on Hand-In-Hand Initiative


27 September 2019, New York - During their meeting today Paraguay’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Rivas said his country fully supported FAO Director-General’s vision for the UN agency and expressed great interest in FAO’s new Hand-In-Hand Initiative.

Rivas said that Paraguay aims to develop its agro-business sector including exploring initiatives that are aimed at creating employment in rural areas and that are environmentally friendly.

Qu said FAO is ready to provide technical and policy assistance in these and other areas aimed at boosting Paraguay’s agricultural sectors.

The Director-General outlined the Hand-In-Hand Initiative which prioritizes targeted work that benefits people in the world’s most vulnerable regions including small island developing states, least developed and landlocked countries.

He described how FAO will play the role of promoter and facilitator helping to link donor and recipient countries and mobilizing private sector investments