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State Secretary Dr. Jörg Kukies in Rome for talks with the UN Rome-based Agencies (RbAs) FAO, WFP and IFAD

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Rome, 07 June 2022 - Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Chancellery and personal G7 Sherpa of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, met on 07 June for talks with FAO Director-General Dr. QU Dongyu, WFP Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdullah and IFAD Vice President Dominik Ziller.

Mr Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director United Nations World Food Programme, meeting with Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary and personal G 7 Sherpa of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Mr Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director United Nations World Food Programme, meeting with Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary and personal G 7 Sherpa of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz© WFP / Giulio d'Adamo

The focus was on conceivable contributions by the three Rome-based UN organizations (RbAs) within the framework of their respective mandates for the Global Alliance for Food Security recently launched by the German G7 presidency together with the World Bank.

Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary and personal G 7 Sherpa of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) and H.E. Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger, Ambassador of Germany (left), visiting the Nobel Peace Prize installation.
Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary and personal G 7 Sherpa of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) and H.E. Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger, Ambassador of Germany (left), visiting the Nobel Peace Prize installation.© WFP / Giulio d'Adamo
State Secretary Dr. Kukies was accompanied by Ambassador Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger during his appointments.

Background Information

During its presidency of the G7 this year, the German government has made the worldwide coordination of efforts to avert a global food crisis a priority.

The foreign, development, finance and agriculture ministers have addressed the issue at their respective G7 ministerial meetings since the beginning of Russia's aggression against Ukraine in violation of international law.

At the G7 development ministers' meeting in Berlin on May 19, the G7, together with the World Bank and other like-minded partner countries and international organizations, launched the Global Alliance for Food Security to create a temporary coordination platform for pooling and sharing international efforts to address the threat of a global hunger crisis.


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