U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Opens Liason Office In Russia

Posted: February 6, 2015 in Free Trade, Society and Culture

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FAO Opens New Liason Office in Russia

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Rome, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) For the purpose to strengthen cooperation with Russia in agricultural and food security-related matters, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization opened today a liason office in Moscow.

According to an agreement signed in the headquarters of FAO here, the inauguration of the new office has been scheduled for the end of this year.

FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva said that the opening of the office opens new opportunities to achieve common purposes and explore the xountry’s enormous potential, kowledge and vast experience in the areas of agriculture, fishing and forests.

He announced that the next step will be drafting a framework agreement for strategic cooperation in agriculture and food security mainly in East Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus.

The signing ceremony was attended by Russian Ambassador to FAO, Alexandr Gorban, who highlighted the great significance of the office to broaden cooperation among FAO, Russia and their specialized agencies, industrial associations, agribusinesses and scientific entities.

He said an increase in joint programs and a stronger position of FAO in the region, particularly in countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, are also expected.

Russia joined FAO in 2006. Since then, their collaboration has led to development initiatives in several nations in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

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Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations

SOURCE: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3508131&Itemid=1

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