30th Session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference for Europe and Central Asia to be hosted by Turkey and chaired by the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mr. Faruk Çelik will start tomorrow.
Regional Conference to be held in Antalya on 4-6 May will cover two important agenda: "Sustainable Development Goals" and "2016 International Year of Pulses". Moreover, the Conference, which is held biyearly with the participation of ministers or delegates from 53 countries, will discuss regional priorities and struggles to be taken into account in the following two years.
The conference will start with the opening speeches of the Minister Faruk Çelik and Director General of FAO José Graziano da Silva and last three days.
Afternoon program will start with the Meeting of Agriculture Ministers chaired by the Minister Çelik. In the evening, opening reception to be hosted by the Minister Çelik will be held.
Minister Çelik will have bilateral meetings with his colleagues
In the second day of conference, Minister Çelik will have bilateral meetings with his colleagues and discuss both agricultural cooperation areas between the countries and regional and global policies.
EXPO Exhibition Area will be visited
In the last day of conference, Minister Çelik, together with FAO Director General Mr. José Graziano da Silva, will hold a press conference. Conference will end upon the approval of meeting report.
Following the meeting, all guests will visit EXPO 2016 Antalya International Exhibition of Horticulture. During the visit, heads of delegations will plant trees in the exhibition area in memory of 30th FAO Regional Conference for Europe.
An objective platform for discussing regional priorities
FAO regional conferences are known as objective platforms giving way to discussions and decisions on national and regional priorities, confronted struggles and the steps to be taken in agricultural issues.
Regional Conference, which is an official forum giving an opportunity to senior officials of member countries for discussing struggles on agriculture and food, also covers consultations with non-governmental organizations and multilateral dialogue under the World Food Safety Committee.