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Farewell and Thank You to Ambassador Thölken

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Roma, 10 July 2018 - Ambassador Thölken paid a courtesy visit to FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva to bid farewell before returning to Berlin mid-August 2018.

v.l.n.r. FAO-Generaldirektor Jose' Graziano da Silva und Botschafter Dr. Hinrich Thölken
v.l.n.r. FAO-Generaldirektor Jose' Graziano da Silva und Botschafter Dr. Hinrich Thölken© FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto

After three years in Rome he will take up a senior position in the German Federal Foreign Office.  

Graziano and Thölken reflected on the close cooperation between Germany and FAO. They agreed that FAO has a crucial role to play in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Thölken stressed that members states therefore bear a special responsibility to oversee the activities of the Rome Based Agencies and to urge them to strengthen partnerships and collaboration among FAO, WFP and IFAD aws well as with other relevant players.

He stressed that Germany and he himself have taken this oversight role very serious and will continue to do so.

 

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