Under HM the King’s Leadership, Morocco Has Significant Experience in Agriculture, Food – FAO DG –

Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has accumulated significant experience in agriculture and food, Director-General of UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu, said Thursday in Rabat. In a statement to the press following his talks with Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, FAO DG hailed the Kingdom’s experience in different vital areas and sectors, including agriculture, fisheries and forestry, voicing his delight at his visit to the Kingdom to learn about its achievements. In this regard, he praised the projects and expertise developed in Morocco, highlighting the continued efforts made by the government, particularly in terms of strengthening agricultural and food systems at national and African levels. These talks, he said, are an opportunity to create new prospects for cooperation between FAO and Morocco in agricultural and food fields, expressing FAO’s will to deepen partnership and cooperation relations in different areas of common interest towards new promising perspectives. This meeting, attended by Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Mohamed Sadiki, is part of Mr. Qu’s visit to Morocco on the occasion of the 33rd session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC33), held on April 18-20 in Rabat. The UN official is on a working visit to the Kingdom as part of ARC33, which brings together 54 delegations, including more than 40 led by African Ministers of Agriculture, to define priorities with the FAO for the next two years, in order to achieve transformative and sustainable change in agri-food systems across the continent. Morocco holds the presidency of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa for two consecutive years.