The newly appointed FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) Representative in Bangladesh Ms. Susan Lorraine Lautze has formally presented her credential to Foreign Minister Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP at his office today (07 June 2017). A national of the United States of America, Ms. Susan had a long distinguished career in various capacities in the FAO, WFP (World Food Program) and UN Offices in various parts of the world.
Accepting the Credential letter, Foreign Minister Ali congratulated the FAO representative for her appointment and welcomed her to Bangladesh. Referring to the long standing relations between Bangladesh and FAO, Foreign Minister appreciated FAO’s support and contribution in Bangladesh in the areas of agriculture, food, livestock, rural development and environment. Foreign Minister also highlighted the progress and development that were taking place in Bangladesh’s socio-economic sectors under the visionary leadership of Bangabandhu’s Daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. FAO representative also highly appreciated Bangladesh’s success particularly in achieving MDGs, reducing poverty and hunger.
Terming Bangladesh as the ‘Hope for the Region’ in terms of success and achievements in the food and agriculture sectors, the new Representative expressed her deep satisfaction over the FAO’s partnership with the Government of Bangladesh and also hoped that the success of Bangladesh can be a model for other countries of the world. She briefed the Foreign Minister about some of the future plans of FAO in Bangladesh in partnership with the various agencies of the government.