Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme David Beasley, Moscow, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:28

Mr Beasley,


I am happy to welcome your delegation to Russia, to the Foreign Ministry, to be more exact. We maintain very good relations with the UN World Food Programme. From 2010 through 2017 we made voluntary contributions to your projects that totaled $370 million. We will continue our cooperation as the World Food Programme enjoys a high reputation among the donors and recipients, primarily, thanks to your policy of respecting international humanitarian law when carrying out projects in different countries and regions around the world.   

Our cooperation is based on the strategic partnership agreement. Currently, we are completing the preparations for a similar document for the next three years. Hopefully, it will be signed soon.

Today’s meeting offers us a good opportunity to listen to your views of the tasks facing the World Food Programme. We will eagerly incorporate them into our practical steps.   

I am happy to introduce Mr Vasilyev to you. Viktor Vasilyev was appointed our new representative at the UN World Food Programme, the FAO programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.


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