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Kuwait supports FAO efforts to eliminate hunger, poverty - Al-Jabri
July 4, 2017, 3:59 pm

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stressed Tuesday Kuwait's firm support to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty in the world.

Al-Jabri said, during the 40th Session FAO Conference in Rome, that Kuwait renewed its confidence in the international organization and its goals in fighting poverty and hunger.

Kuwait also supported the organization's policies towards achieving the goals of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Al-Jabri also expressed hope to develop Kuwait's cooperation with FAO, through signing an imminent partnership agreement for agricultural development, which will contribute to enhancing Kuwait's food and nutrition security and develop the technical capabilities of human and natural resources.

Representative of Kuwait announced at this conference Kuwait's "preliminary approval" of two projects of the partnership program between Kuwait and the organization, mainly DNA project for agriculture and the project of agricultural waste recycling.

"Climate change, agriculture and food security" conference theme getting great interest from Kuwait, which is seriously affected by climate change, especially fisheries, due to the high temperature of our regional waters and environmental pollution, he said.

Despite the progress made in the food and agricultural sectors, the sector still need modern technical support from FAO and member countries with expertise, especially in the development of Kuwait water and fisheries resources and water treatment for agricultural and human purposes," he said.

The Kuwaiti delegation, headed by Minister Al-Jabri, will participate in the Ministerial Conference on scarcity of water in the near East and North Africa region, in the presence of Ambassador Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, the General Director of the General Authority for Agriculture and Fisheries Affairs Faisal Al-Hasawi, and Permanent Representative to FAO Yousef Juhail. 

Source: KUNA

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