Tunisia bids for FAO Council seat
24/06/2019 12:25, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tunisia Sunday put forward its candidacy for a seat at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Council, on the sidelines of the 41st session of the UN agency's Conference held in Rome (Italy) on June 22-29, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a press release.

The FAO Council replaced in 1947 the "Executive Committee" of this organisation which mainly seeks to halt hunger in the world.

In addition to its executive role, the Council defines the general policies and regulatory frameworks of the organisation.

The FAO Council, made up of 49 representatives of member countries, is elected each 3 years with one representative for each country.

China's vice minister for agriculture Qu Dongyu was elected Sunday as the new director general of the organisation.

Tunisia is represented at this 41st FAO Conference by Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Samir Taieb and its Ambassador in Rome and Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Organisations Moez Sinaoui.

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