High-level Ministerial Meeting of the SSTC-ADFS partnership initiative, Antalya, Turkey

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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, Europe and the CIS.

At  the  side-event  of  the  Global  South-South  Development  Expo  2017, advancing cooperation  on  Agricultural  Development  and  Food  Security at policy-level will be addressed.

Antalya, Turkey – 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  (IDB),  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

When: Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Opening session starts at 1:00 pm)

Where: Adriatic Conference Room, Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek Convention Centre, Antalya, Turkey


  • Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the Secretary-General on South‐South Cooperation and Director, UNOSSC
  • H.E. Mr. Ali Erbaş, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Turkey
  • Dr. Durali Koçak, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, Republic of Turkey
  • Ms. Dina Saleh, Сountry Manager in Turkey, IFAD
  • Mr. Mansur Muhtar, Vice President, Sector Operations, Capacity Development Department, IDB
  • Dr. Menghestab Haile, Country Director and Representative, World Food Programme, Egypt
  • H.E. Ms. Katalin Tóth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary
  • Ms. Ulbossyn Sarybayeva, Director a.i., Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Kazakhstan
  • H.E. Mr. Zhanybek Kerimaliev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ms. Imane Louati, Head of Multilateral and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Kingdom of Morocco
  • H.E. Mr. Sabri Eldaw Bakhit Mohamed, State Minister of Agriculture and Forests of Sudan
  • Mr. Sofian Ben Mouaddeb, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, Tunisia
  • Dr. Bulent Sönmez, Head of Department, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, Republic of Turkey
  • Mr. Abdelhakim Yessouf, Senior Technical Cooperation Specialist, Reverse Linkages Division, Capacity Development Department, IDB
  • Mr. Muhammadjon Kosimov, Head of Department of Economic Analysis and Forecasting of Development of Agricultural Production, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Uzbekistan
  • Edem Bakhshish, Chief of Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC

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