Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Othman Hussein Faid Mujali met with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Mr. Graziano da Silva, on Tuesday, 14 February, 2018 at FAO headquarters in Rome.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between Yemen and FAO and reinforce the role of the Organization in supporting the livelihoods of farmers, the Minister stressed the importance as the FAO role a global forum that addresses the basic needs of human “food”, eradicate hunger and poverty Especially and asked for an effective coordination role for the Organization with the UN emergency agencies to support the agricultural sector in Yemen, which is an important factor in the process of sustainable development, Peace and security.
In the meeting, it was agreed to effectively coordinate the joint action of the international community, UN agencies and international donors to mobilize further development support for the agricultural sector in Yemen.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Ms. Asmahan Abdulhameed Al- Toqi Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the Republic of Italy and Permanent Representative to the UN Organizations based in Rome, Mr. Ali Al-Junaid, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and Counselor Ahmed Shammar.