The official made the statement while receiving Ambassador Nguyễn Hoàng Long, Việt Nam’s permanent representative to FAO, in Rome on Sept. 21.
The UN agency’s leader spoke highly of Việt Nam’s contributions to FAO activities, especially in the fields of the country’s strength and experience, such as rice production and aquaculture.
Việt Nam should share its experience with other countries, especially those in Africa, he said, adding that he wants Việt Nam to continue to positively take part in the South-South cooperation.
Ambassador Long affirmed Việt Nam’s policy of attaching importance to poverty reduction and hunger alleviation as well as agricultural and rural development.
He highly valued FAO’s assistance to Việt Nam and the role played by the organisation’s Director General in the cause of poverty reduction in the world.
FAO was established in 1945. It started to operate in Việt Nam in 1978.
The organisation has so far conducted more than 400 projects in the Southeast Asian nation with focus on supporting sustainable agriculture, food security, nutrition, forestry and aquaculture.
Việt Nam considers FAO to be its important strategic partner in agriculture and rural development.