Salam from WFP Headquarters: Lebanon’s food security pillars are advanced agricultural revolution, strategic national reserves and water

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  • Date: 23-Jun-2022
  • Source: National News…
  • Sector: Agriculture
  • Country: Lebanon
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Salam from WFP Headquarters: Lebanon’s food security pillars are advanced agricultural revolution, strategic national reserves and water

NNA - Caretaker Minister of Economy and Trade, Amin Salam who is also the President of the Food Security Ministerial Committee was invited to the Annual session of the World Food Programme Executive Board to participate at high-level panel titled Implementation of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus at the country level.

Participants at the high-level panel included: 

- H.E. Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany;

- His Excellency Amin Salam, Minister of Economy and Trade of Lebanon (connected remotely)

- Mr. David Beasley, United Nations World Food Programme Executive Director;

- H.E. Md. Shameem Ahsan, President of the WFP Executive Board 2022- H.E. Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of International Development of Norway;

- Ms. Valerie Guarnieri, United Nations World Food Programme Assistant Executive Director;

- H.E. Laouan Magagi, Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management of Niger

In his statement, Minister Salam said: "Thank you for the opportunity to be here with you today to share with you the current situation in Lebanon which as you all know is getting worse by the day."

He added: "Almost three years into the economic crisis, Lebanon still faces serious challenges for recovery. Real GDP continues to decline after a brutal drop of 30% in 2021 (World Bank 2022

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