“We value the presence, advice and projects of FAO,” said Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, who ratified his government’s will to continue cooperating with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to ensure food security.
“You can count on Venezuela for all the Latin American and world events. You’ll have our experience there, our voice and participation to support the efforts of the United Nations System to guarantee the egalitarian development of humanity,” stressed the Venezuelan president.
FAO’s representative in Venezuela, Alexis Bonte, explained that the UN organization is moving forward with the review of a joint agenda with the Ministry for People’s Power for Fishing and Aquaculture to define a 2022 schedule and establish programs favoring an increase in fish production.
“We will hold different international events and a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture and the Committee on Fisheries […] Our office is willing to facilitate the active participation of the Venezuelan Government,” Bonte stressed.
Likewise, the FAO official said they are working on a program with the participation of the Ministry of People’s Power for Ecosocialism to measure the positive impact of the ban on trawling in Venezuela.