Through an invitation extended by the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Alvaro Lario, Minister Jeanine M. Cooper is attending IFAD13 Replenishment Event and the 46th Session of the IFAD Governing Council in Rome, Italy.
The Minister highlighted some gains made in the agricultural sector under the administration of His Excellency, President George Manneh Weah.
As Minister of Agriculture of Liberia, Minister Cooper is concurrently a member of the IFAD Governing Council. The Council is one of the biggest gatherings of the world’s Food and Agriculture Ministers -mostly convened in Rome, the Italian Republic, annually.
On February 14, she participated in a high-level panel discussion on “Accelerating Action for Food Security” which Honorable Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development moderated. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Ms Amina J. Mohammed joined virtually.
Other members of the panel included: Her Excellency Ambassador Khadija Mohamed Al-Makhzoumi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of the Federal Republic of Somalia; Phouthanouphet Saysombath, Deputy Minister of Finance of Lao’s People Democratic Republic and Mr. Alvaro Lario, IFAD President among others.
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