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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Minister Of State Meets With Head Of FAO On Bilateral Cooperation

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Minister Of State Meets With Head Of FAO On Bilateral Cooperation

Minister of state Abdellah Baha met, on Tuesday in Rabat, with José Graziano da Silva, director general of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on means to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

José Graziano da Silva, who is on a working visit to Morocco to represent FAO in the 7th Conference on Agriculture, scheduled on Wednesday in Meknes, lauded the level of cooperation with the kingdom and its support for the UN organization's initiatives within the framework of South-South cooperation programs, particularly in Africa and Arab countries, said a statement by the head of government's office.

 The discussions, attended by Morocco's ambassador to Italy Hassan Abouyoub, touched also on the Morocco-FAO partnership at the Conference themed "Family Farming", since the year 2014 was declared by the FAO as an "international year of family farming", said the statement.

 In a statement to the press, da Silva noted that talks with Baha were an occasion to survey means to foster cooperation, mainly in relation with the preservation of water and food resources.

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