Rabat – Qu Dongyu, the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), affirmed the FAO’s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Morocco.
The statement came on Friday, October 25, during the official appointment of Youssef Balla as permanent representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to UN agencies in Rome.
At the ceremony, Balla highlighted the leadership of King Mohammed VI in the field of renewable energy development and the fight against climate change. He also emphasized the Sovereign’s willingness to share Morocco’s food security expertise with other African countries in order to establish sustainable agriculture throughout the continent.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dongyu noted that Morocco’s great agricultural potential and strategic geographical position make the Kingdom a key player in strengthening ties between Mediterranean countries and the Arab world.
As the director general of FAO, Dongyu wants to strengthen cooperation with Morocco and the private sector, particularly within the framework of FAO’s Hand in Hand initiative.
The Hand in Hand initiative is among the FAO’s efforts to accelerate UN member states’ achievement of the UN’s sustainable development goals. A key goal of this initiative is to eradicate poverty and hunger.