Kurdistan Regional GovernmentRepresentation in Italy

Rome, March 7, 2016
Mrs. Kader accompanied the delegation of the Minister of Agriculture to FAO

Today, Mrs. Rezan Kader accompanied the Minister of Agriculture Abdulsattar Majeed and his delegation at the headquarters of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) a specialized agency of the United Nations located in Rome to meet with the Assistant Director General Ren Wang from the Department of agriculture and consumer protection and the officers responsible for water resources, soil, animal production and health, plant production, agricultural mechanization.
Minister Majeed thanked for their kind hospitality and the excellent cooperation existing between FAO and Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. He expressed his appreciation for the ongoing projects in the hope of strengthening these relations especially in light of the difficulties that the Kurdistan Region is facing. The fight against Daesh, the humanitarian crisis, the issue of the budget for the Kurdistan Region not sent by the central government, the fall of oil price made the situation unsustainable. The Kurdistan Regional Government needs further support. In this framework, the Minister has indicated a number of areas that need emergency interventions, such as: the management of water resources and their distribution in the region, rehabilitation of the water supply, reforestation, food safety.
Dr. Wang assured the Minister Majeed complete availability of FAO to provide all necessary assistance to the Kurdistan Region especially in this difficult period of crisis. The FAO's efforts will be to mobilize the necessary resources to undertake further projects in the areas mentioned and related activities.