Baku hosts 28th European Regional Conference of UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Baku, April 19 (AzerTAc). The 28th European Regional Conference of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations kicked off in Baku on Thursday at the Hilton hotel.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony.
High-level delegates from over 50 countries took part in the discussions on food security. The conference also has brought together observers representing several international organizations.
The main objective of the regional conference is to approve program and budget of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the years 2012 and 2013, set priorities for the development of agriculture, forestry and fisheries for the years 2014 and 2015.
The ministers’ round tables as part of the conference will focus on the issues of food safety.
Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva expressed his gratitude to the Azerbaijan’s President for the high level organization of the conference and participation in the opening ceremony. President Ilham Aliyev addressed the opening ceremony of the conference and later met with its participants.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday received Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva and his accompanying delegation.
The Head of State expressed satisfaction with successful cooperation between Azerbaijan and FAO, and described Baku`s hosting the 28th European Regional Conference of the FAO as a `good` sign of this cooperation.