SEMINAR ON LAUNCH OF FAO-AZERBAIJAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE FIRST MEETING OF STEERING COMMITTEE WERE HELD

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SEMINAR ON LAUNCH OF FAO-AZERBAIJAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE FIRST MEETING OF STEERING COMMITTEE WERE HELD
Today, seminar on launch of FAO-AZERBAIJAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND the first meeting of STEERING COMMITTEE jointly organized by FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership and Liaison Office and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan were held in Hilton hotel. The representatives from Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy and FAO sub-regional offices in Europe and Central Asia attended the event.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture Ilham Guliyev kindly welcomed guests, informed them about the latest achievements in the field of agriculture as a result of a deliberate policy pursued by the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev and expressed satisfaction with rapidly developing relations between Azerbaijan and FAO.

SEMINAR ON LAUNCH OF FAO-AZERBAIJAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE FIRST MEETING OF STEERING COMMITTEE WERE HELDHead of FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership and Liaison Office Melek Chakmak expressed her gratitude for the ongoing support of the Azerbaijan Government of its activities, and stated that in FAO`s regional and international events, the work done in Azerbaijan is presented as an example to other countries and the country`s experience is carefully monitored. In this regard, the Steering Committee under the FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Program (FAPP) will contribute to the monitoring of the implementation of projects and planning of future activities.

Afterwards, the presentations on FAO strategic objectives and cooperation tools, development of agriculture in Central Asia, priorities and Operational Framework of FAPP by FAO international experts have been demonstrated and the questions of participants have been answered.

In the second part of the event, the first meeting of the Steering Committee was held, the exchange of views on draft project of FAPP Operational Framework took place with the participation of members and observers and was approved by consensus.