Minister of Agriculture, Ghazi Zoayter, solicited further FAO principal role in supporting the agricultural and food sector in Lebanon, as an essential factor for achieving the goals of sustainable development.
"We look forward to a leading role for FAO in supporting the agricultural and food sector in Lebanon, as an essential contributor to the achievement of the goals of sustainable development," Minister Zoayter said in his speech at the 40th session of the FAO Conference held in Rome, Italy, from July 3 till 8th.
In his delivered word, Zoayter lauded the FAO's unremitting efforts in addressing the challenges related to agriculture, food security and rural development.
Zoayter highlighted the brunt of the huge influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, leaving negative repercussions on the socio-economic situation and the various production sectors, including the agricultural and food safety domains.
Source: National News Agency