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Mohammed bin Zayed receives FAO chief

posted on 08/04/2008: 666 views



HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received yesterday Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Dr. Jacques Diouf. The UN official is also member of the board of trustees of the Khalifa International date Palm Award which was launched today. Sheikh Mohammed praised the FAO's contributions through technical assistance and expertise to the agriculture and food sectors in the UAE.

'Abu Dhabi is currently undertaking a pilot experiment to improve the quality of dates through advanced scientific methods to be at bar with international standards,' Sheikh Mohammed said. Sheikh Mohammed and Diouf stressed the importance of the Award in research and development of the date palm cultivation and related industries. The UN official paid special tribute to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for instituting the prestigious award and selecting him as member of its board of trustees. He hoped the award would achieve its aspired goals including food security. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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