Vietnam representative attends 43rd Session of Ministerial-level FAO conference
Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador to Italy Duong Hai Hung, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), attends the Session. (Photo: Truong Duy/VNA)
A Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador to Italy Duong Hai Hung, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is attending the 43rd Session of the Ministerial-level FAO Conference in Rome, Italy, from July 1-7.
The event, held biennially, will approve the working agenda and budget of FAO for the next two years. In addition, it will also provide recommendations on food and agriculture, and consider global governance policy issues. More importantly, this meeting will seek to elect a new FAO Director General for the 2023-2027 tenure.
Addressing the opening session, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singaporean Coordinating Minister for Social Policies and Co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, highlighted the need to improve the effectiveness of water resource management to achieve the global goals related to poverty reduction, climate change response and global environment.
He commended Vietnam's successful innovations in reducing water usage in agriculture through the use of sensors and innovative irrigation practices, citing the VnSAT project as a successful model in water-saving irrigation.
The election of the new FAO Director-General for the 2023-2027 tenure will take place through a secret ballot on July 2.