Angola: FAO Director General Jets in

Luanda — The director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Brazilian José Graziano da Silva arrived Wednesday morning in Luanda for a two-day working visit to Angola.

The FAO official was welcomed at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport by the Minister of Fisheries, Afonso Pedro Canga.

Angop learnt that during his stay in the country's capital, the director of FAO will meet with government officials of various ministerial departments.

The officials will also meet with UN representatives resident in Angola.

The agenda also include meeting in audience with ministers of Foreign Affairs, Fisheries, Environment, Trade, officials of Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA), FAO representation and the Brazilian Embassy to Angola.

The FAO in Angola has two instruments of cooperation focused on providing of direct technical assistance of experts from the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, regional headquarters in Accra (Ghana) and sub-regional headquarters in Harare (Zimbabwe).

At the request of Angola, there are projects funded by FAO in priority areas defined by the government, which usually anticipate broader national programmes with national funding or other donors.

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