In Rome, the Italian capital, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has been chosen as the Main Speaker at the meetings that the Executive Board of the World Food Program held each year.
Through the Ambassador-Representative of the Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the FAO, Crisantos Obama Ondo, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in recognition of its collaboration with organizations of the UN system in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the world, as well as other multilateral contributions, was elected by acclamation on Monday, May 25, as the Main speaker in a solemn opening ceremony of the session of the Executive Board of the World Food Program, sessions that took in Rome from May 25 to 28, 2015.
After the election, the Ambassador Representative of the Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the FAO thanked, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the members of the Board for the trust placed in his country through his humble person. He then highlighted the work that the Government of Equatorial Guinea undertakes for development and peace in the world and its specific programs for its own development, where agriculture and the entire production sector are the top priority. He praised the cooperation between his Government and the agencies of the United Nations located in Rome, such as the FAO, IFAD and WFP and encouraged the heads of these agencies present at the ceremony to double their efforts to accompany his Government in its vast program of comprehensive and sustainable development.
It should be noted that the World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian aid organization fighting hunger worldwide, and works with the FAO and IFAD, as well as with governments to eradicate hunger and poverty in the world. We must recall that this Organization delivered through the Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea a Diploma of Honor in favor of the Government of Equatorial Guinea for their contribution in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the world during the year 2014.
During the sessions of the Executive Board they discussed and analyzed issues such as major interventions by the World Food Program in the Syrian crisis, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and others, as well as support and assistance to West African countries affected by the Ebola virus.
Source: Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the FAO
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office