Opening Asia for Russia

FAO working group prepares for UN summit

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On February 11, at the invitation of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the assistance of the Moscow office of the FAO, representatives of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly took part in a videoconference meeting on the national dialogue for the UN Food Systems Summit.

The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly was represented at the meeting by the First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Svetlana Smirnova, Deputy Secretary General Mikhail Fedorov and Deputy Head of the General Secretariat for International Cooperation Yulia Petrova.

Among the participants of the meeting, in addition to the Diplomatic Academy The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, were representatives of MGUPP and Deputy Director General of FAO, FAO Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia Vladimir Rakhmanin.

To prepare for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, convened Food Systems Dialogues, which will take place in three formats. The main format is the National Dialogues, the second is the Global Dialogues, which will be fueled by the outcomes of the National Dialogues, and, finally, these are independent dialogues that can be convened within States, between States, representatives of interest groups, stakeholders, consumers, producers, scientific circles, public and non-governmental organizations. This was also discussed at the meeting on February 11.

Recall, earlier the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, together with the Moscow State University of Food Production, came up with the initiative to hold the "Global Food Forum 2021", an online project and analytical session for the preparation of which took place on December 10. During that session, the Director of the FAO Office for Liaison with the Russian Federation, Oleg Kobyakov, emphasized that the forum initiated by the non-governmental public organization will help unite efforts, and the international structures of the UN FAO, WHO, UNESCO, the World Bank, the Committee to Combat Devastation and others will not only support, but also help in its organization and implementation.

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