RA PM AND FAO DIRECTOR-GENERAL DISCUSS THE PROSPECTS OF IMPLEMENTING JOINT PROJECTS

ARMENPRESS
MAY 13, 2010
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, MAY 13, ARMENPRESS: RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received
today Jacques Diouf, Director-general of the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations (FAO). An official from the press
and PR office of RA Government told Armenpress that Tigran Sargsyan
welcomed the guest and said he appreciates the efficient cooperation
between the Republic of Armenia and FAO. He also mentioned that
Armenia is interested in deepening the cooperation. Speaking on the
forthcoming joint projects, the two sides stated they consider the
deepening of cooperation in the direction of developing infrastructures
for irrigation and reserving, producing agricultural means (seeds,
pest killers), as well as creating market management system to be
quite prospective. RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan emphasized
the importance of FAO experts' participation in public discussions
on conception of agricultural development. In this context, the FAO
Director-general represented the international practice. The speakers
also stressed the importance of implementing complex projects for
the development of villages, which will have a good influence of
decentralization of agriculture. Issues on the works for the 27th
conference of FAO Sub regional Offices for Central and Eastern Europe
and for Central Asia were touched upon as well.

Director-general of FAO Jacques Diouf expressed his gratitude for
organizing the conference, held in Yerevan May 13-14, properly.