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senegal – Summit on food security: some 650 participants expected Monday in Dakar

Some 650 participants are expected at the Summit of Regions on food security which opens Monday at 11 o’clock at the Hotel Meridien President, said Secretary General of the Forum of Global Associations of Regions (FOGAR), Xavier Gizard Saturday at a briefing.

Lasting two days, the meeting, held at the initiative of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, will be held on the theme: »The regions in action against the food crisis. »

It »is organized in partnership with the Forum of Global Associations of Regions (FOGAR) and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), with support from UNDP, FAO, the European Commission and French governments and Spanish. »

The Dakar Summit is to »promote, internationally, the voice of the regions as local public authorities, actresses globalization brings fairness. »

According to Xavier Gizard, it will be marked by a roundtable of regional presidents, and workshops, which provide a framework for floor six topics, including improving food availability and expertise at the service of territorial security food.

It will be attended by several luminaries » »including representatives of the Secretary General of United Nations and Commission of the European Union.

Mr. Gizard addition, the briefing was jointly hosted by the Chief Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Makane Diaw, President of the Association of Regions of Senegal, Alioune Niang, and MP Abdoulaye Sene.

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