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German delegation at the second regular meeting of the WFP Executive Board

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Rome, 18 – 21 November 2019 - The WFP Executive Board met at its headquarters for the second regular meeting in 2019.

WFP Executive Director's meeting with Germany
WFP Executive Director's meeting with Dr. Elke Löbel, ComMultilateral Policy on Humanitarian Assistance, GFFO and Ambassador Ulrich Seidenberger© WFP / Giulio d'Adamo

Thematic priorities were the adoption of a new strategy for cooperation with the private sector and a strategy to promote the direct procurement of food for humanitarian aid on the ground and involving smallholders, thus strengthening local markets.






German speaker Ramón Lohmar delivering a statement on behalf of the entire membership
German speaker Ramón Lohmar delivering a statement on behalf of the entire membership© WFP

Germany was very present at the meeting and managed the difficult feat of negotiating two speeches with all WFP member states, which then Ramón Lohmar, Alternate Permanent Representative, delivered in the name of all in the meeting.







WFP Executive Director's meeting with Germany
WFP Executive Director's meeting with Germany© WFP / Giulio d'Adamo

The German delegation, led by Ambassador Ulrich Seidenberger and BMZ Deputy Director Elke Löbel, was received by WFP Executive Director David Beasley and German Deputy Director Ute Klamert.

At the meeting it was among other things about

  • the Federal Government's commitment to strengthening resilience in the Sahel zone, and
  • the future positioning of WFPs in the nexus between both humanitarian and developing aid.








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