Minister La’aulialemalietoa Engages in Crucial Talks with FAO Director General Mr. QU Dongyu at 37th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Colombo

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Hon. La’aulialemalietoa Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries meets Mr. QU Dongyu, Director General Food and Agriculture Organisation during the 37th Session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 19th February 2024.

The Hon Laaulialemalietoa together with Faleomavaega Titimaea Tafua Associate Minister for MNRE took the opportunity to share with the Director General of FAO the commitment of Samoa to sustainable development of our agriculture, environment and fisheries industries.

As we look to the future, we are aware of the challenges facing our agriculture, environment and fisheries industries, including climate change, environmental degradation, and the need for technological innovation and agriculture mechanisation. We are also committed to confronting these challenges head-on, leveraging the latest advancements in science, technology, and sustainable practices to ensure the continued prosperity and resilience of our food systems.

The Hon Minister emphasized importance of collaboration and partnership in achieving our shared goals. In Samoa, we are actively engaged with regional and international organizations, as well as our fellow Pacific nations, to exchange knowledge, expertise, and resources for the benefit of all.