Foreign Minister Awad meets the newly appointed WFP country director

The Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed Isse Awad has yesterday received the new country director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Somalia, Mr Cesar Arroyo at his office.

The meeting was discussed about the mutual cooperation between the Federal Government of Somalia and the World Food Programme and its activities throughout the country, including encouraging Somali farmers by purchasing their agricultural crops, providing employment opportunities for young people, empowering women and paying attention to remote areas of the countryside to improve their livelihoods to reduce recurrent droughts.

The WFP Somalia Country Director stressed the full commitment and cooperation with Somalia for the success of several strategic axes of activities.

WFP operates in Somalia to address basic food needs, strengthen coping mechanisms and support efforts to achieve food security.


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