3 February 2013

Angola: FAO Director General Ends Angola Visit

Luanda — The director general of the United Nations Agriculture and Food Organisation (UNFAO), José Graziano da Silva, ended his few-day visit to Angola during which he assessed the performance of the country concerning the Millennium Development Goals.

The Brazilian that arrived in Luanda on Wednesday, praised the work being done by Angolan Government toward the millennium development goals.

During his stay in Luanda, he was received in audience by Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

After the audience, he told reporters that FAO intends to honour Angola during its next conference set for June this year in Rome (Italy) as the country is moving steady towards eradicating famine, which is one of the UN challenges.

During the audience, the Angolan head of State proposed to the UNFAO the creation of a fiduciary fund for aid to the most needy countries, as there are African countries that are in a position to help other nations.

While in Angola, José Graziano da Silva signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment and another with the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation.

He also met with the secretary of State for Cooperation, Ângela Bragança, with whom he analysed issues linked to bilateral relations between Angola and UNFAO.The FAO is UN agency based in Rome, with an annual budget of 700 million Euros to support and finance projects in the area of food and agriculture in needy countries.

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