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Commissioner Sylianides visited the UN WFP

23/06/2016 - 00:00
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On June 13th, Commissioner Stylianides visited the UN WFP premises in Rome on the occasion of the first day of the WFP Annual Executive Board. 

Partnership between the European Union and World Food Programme.

It was the first time for the Commissioner at the headquarters of the world's largest humanitarian organization. Mr Stylianides also met the Ambassadors and the Permanent Representatives of the Member States during a fruitful working breakfast organized by the EU Delegation in Rome. On the same morning, he had the occasion to meet Pope Francis, during his first historical visit at the WFP, the Argentinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Susana Malcorra and the WFP senior management staff. Moreover, Commissioner Stylianides met with the WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, with whom he discussed the increasing and successful partnership between the European Union and World Food Programme.