FAO opens Partnership and Liaison Office in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Partnership and Liaison Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) was opened in Baku Feb. 24, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Agriculture said.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov hailed Azerbaijan-FAO cooperation.
He said that FAO implemented 23 projects in Azerbaijan since 1995, and currently, other five national and two regional projects are being implemented.
Head of Partnership and Liaison Office Mustafa Imir expressed confidence that the office would contribute to the development of agriculture in Azerbaijan, which he described as FAO`s partner and a new donor country.
He noted that it [opening of this office] will allow using Azerbaijan's experience within the framework of FAO's South-South Cooperation (SSC) program in the region's other countries and beyond.
Further, Heydar Asadov and Mustafa Imir signed an agreement on FAO`s Seed Production Support Project in Azerbaijan.
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