FAO READY TO CONTINUE ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ARMENIA'S AGRICULTURE

NOYAN TAPAN
MAY 14, 2010
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, MAY 14, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan
on May 13 received Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) Jacques Diouf, who had arrived in Armenia to attend
the 27th Europe and Central Asia regional conference of FAO in Yerevan.

Welcoming the holding of the conference in Armenia, S. Sargsyan
valued highly the FAO's efforts to defeat hunger in the world. He
attached special importance to the contribution that the FAO has made
to improve the living standards in rural areas, ensure food security,
and in general to develop agriculture.

Noting that a FAO report expresses a high opinion about Armenia's
efforts on agricultural development, S. Sargsyan said: "These
achievements are also the result of our cooperation with FAO".

On behalf of FAO and its member states, J. Diouf thanked the president
for hospitality and proper organization of the meetings. "We are
satisfied with bilateral cooperation with Armenia," he said, adding
the programs implemented and the resources provided are the best
evidence of that. He welcomed Armenia's progress in poverty reduction.

The press service of the Armenian president reported that J. Diouf
stated that FAO is ready to continue assistance for the development
of Armenian agriculture.