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China Pledges $50 million to FAO in Support of South-South Cooperation

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang (l) and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva (r).

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang (l) and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva (r).

China has announced a $50 million donation to FAO to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years.

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang made the announcement today in a speech at FAO ahead of tomorrow’s World Food Day celebrations. It was his first visit to a UN agency since assuming office. Read the full release on the FAO website http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/260439/icode/