At the pre-event of the Global South-South Development Expo 2016,cooperation on Agricultural Development and Food Security is in focus

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High-Level Ministerial Meeting on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security in the Arab States and Eurasia

At  the  pre-event  of  the  Global  South-South  Development  Expo  2016, cooperation  on  Agricultural  Development  and  Food  Security is in focus

Dubai, UAE – A  high level  Ministerial  Meeting  is  organized  in  the  framework  of  the  partnership  initiative  on  South-South  and  Triangular  Cooperation  for  Agricultural  Development  and  Enhanced  Food  Security  (SSTC-ADFS)  jointly  supported  by  the  International  Fund  for  Agricultural  Development  (IFAD),  the  Islamic  Development  Bank  (IsDB),  and  the  United  Nations  Office  for  South-South  Cooperation  (UNOSSC).

The  Meeting  will  be  an  opportunity  for  the  ministries  of  agriculture  of  Algeria,  Hungary,  Kyrgyzstan,  Morocco,  Sudan,  Tunisia,  Turkey,  and  Uzbekistan  to  express  their  visions  on  the  best  ways  for  the  cooperation  towards  achieving  common  goals.  The  Meeting  is  expected  to  result  in  establishing  a  platform  for  collaboration  at  policy  level.

What: High Level Ministerial Meeting on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Food Security in the Arab States and Eurasia
Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Sunday 30 October 2016


  • Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the Secretary-General on South‐South Cooperation and Director, UNOSSC
  • Ibrahim El-Dukheri, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Sudan
  • Zhanybek Kerimaliev, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Kyrgyzstan
  • Róbert Zsigó, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary
  • Merzak Belhimeur, Director General, Economic Relations and International cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria
  • Abdelkarim Sma, Regional Economist, Division of Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia, IFAD
  • Ali Recep Nazlı, Director General, General Directorate of European Union and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Turkey
  • Nadoua Gmir, Director of Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, Tunisia
  • Muhammadjon Kosimov, Head of Department of Economic Analysis and Forecasting of Development of Agricultural Production, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Uzbekistan
  • Meshgan Al Awar, Secretary General, Zayed International Foundation for the Environment
  • Ahmed Faruk Diken, Senior Technical Cooperation Specialist, Capacity Development Department, Islamic Development Bank
  • Abdelhakim Yessouf, Senior Technical Cooperation Specialist, Reverse Linkages Division, Capacity Development Department, IsDB
  • Inyang Ebong-Harstrup, Deputy Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation
  • Edem Bakhshish, Chief of Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC

Media contacts:

Mithre J. Sandrasagra, UNOSSC New York:, mobile +1 646 391 7834

Faik Uyanik, UNDP Istanbul,, mobile +90 530 499 2548

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