Egypt elected head of FAO committee
Tuesday، 11 October 2016 - 01:35 PM
The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) elected Egypt for its 2016-2018 chairmanship in succession of Brazil.
FAO First Secretary Khaled el Tawil has been elected by the committee for the post.
Egypt’s Ambassador in Rome and permanent delegate to United Nations organizations in Italy Amr Helmy said that the election of Egypt is due to the country’s important role in pushing forward development and food security causes at international organizations in Rome.
The G-77 and China had agreed on the nomination of Tawil, a move that was backed by all FAO geographic groups during the elections held on October 5, he said.
Established in 1949, the CCP is FAOs oldest technical committee. It consists of 110 FAO member nations, plus observers. The CCP normally meets once every two years.