Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva meets with FAO’s new Director-General in Rome

Baku, February 21, AZERTAC

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), founder and head of IDEA Public Union Leyla Aliyeva has met with new Director-General of FAO Qu Dongyu.

At the meeting held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Leyla Aliyeva congratulated Qu Dongyu on his appointment to a new post and wished him success in his future activities.

They discussed prospects for sustainable agricultural development in Azerbaijan, FAO's efforts in this regard, as well as bilateral cooperation on environmental education, healthy and responsible food consumption and rural development.

Leyla Aliyeva hailed FAO’s important projects implemented in Azerbaijan on agriculture, forestry and fish farming and expressed her gratitude for the contribution to the development of these areas in the country.

Qu Dongyu noted that Azerbaijan, as the region's leading country, plays an important role in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The sides also discussed the implementation of UN’s "Zero hunger" global goal, quality and scarcity of drinking water, and exchanged views on possible partnerships to eliminate hunger and ensure food security around the world.

At the end of the meeting, Leyla Aliyeva invited FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu to pay a visit to Azerbaijan.

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