Yesterday and as we speak, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Growth, Francophonie and Worldwide Partnerships, connected to the Minister for Europe and International Affairs, is participating within the fifteenth version of the European Growth Days (EDD), which is being held in Brussels. The EDD brings collectively everybody within the growth group across the European Fee. This 12 months’s theme, “International Gateway,” focuses on “constructing sustainable partnerships for an interconnected world,” a technique that was launched by the European Fee and the European Exterior Motion Service final December.
The minister spoke at a high-level panel dialogue on meals safety organized by France. Different audio system of word included Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug, Mauritanian Minister of International Affairs; Kako Nubukpo, Commissioner for Agriculture, Water Assets, and the Surroundings on the West African Financial and Financial Union; Koen Doens, Director Normal for Worldwide Partnerships on the European Fee; Dr. Jo Puri, Affiliate Vice-President for the Technique and Data Division on the Worldwide Fund for Agricultural Growth; and Jean-François Riffaud, CEO of Motion Towards Starvation.
The panel dialogue was entitled, “Meals safety in occasions of disaster: What position can Workforce Europe and different growth companions play in a related world?” It served as an example France’s dedication to meals safety, diet and sustainable agricultural growth in a world that’s marked by rising meals insecurity, which is the direct consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, blockade and destruction of Ukraine’s cereal infrastructure. Specifically, the minister pressured the necessity to deliver to fruition the Meals and Agriculture Resilience Mission (FARM) initiative, which was launched by the President of France and endorsed by the European Council. This initiative is aligned with the opposite initiatives taken in response to the meals disaster. She underscored the necessity to act shortly, along with our European companions and the personal sector, with a view to strengthen African meals sovereignty.
In the course of the EDD, the minister additionally spoke with Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia; Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for Worldwide Partnerships; Arlette Soudan Nonault, Congolese Minister for Surroundings, Sustainable Growth and the Congo Basin; and Pilar Cancela Rodriguez, Spanish Secretary of State for Worldwide Cooperation.