A representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator in the State of Kuwait, Dr. Tariq Al-Sheikh, praised today, Friday, the high level of competence demonstrated by the country in responding to food security during the emerging Corona virus crisis.

This came in a press release on the occasion of World Food Day, which falls on the 16th of October annually and coincides this year with the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its slogan (Together we grow, nourish and maintain sustainability … Our actions are our future).

The UN official stated that this global health crisis provided an opportunity to think seriously to make critical decisions regarding the necessity of local investment in agricultural projects and to better enhance their capabilities.

He explained that what the countries of the world witnessed during the pandemic confirmed an urgent need for governments and private sector companies to invest in a flexible, long-term domestic strategy to manage future related challenges and avoid any impacts thereof.

For his part, the (FAO) Regional Coordinator for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States and Yemen, Dino Francescotti, said that the State of Kuwait is working on defining a set of short and long-term goals related to the food and agricultural sector.

He pointed to the need for a strong strategic plan that would contribute to achieving more food security and stability of related supplies, stressing the willingness of (FAO) to support the Kuwaiti authorities in developing and implementing such a plan. For his part, the Coordinator of the Partnership Program between (FAO) and the State of Kuwait, Senior Policy Adviser at the Regional Office in Cairo, a dry entity, according to the statement, that such a partnership aims to enhance interaction and synergy between the various parties towards achieving sustainable development goals.