Medina off to Rome for talks on hunger, agriculture
Pope Francis, Danilo Medina. File.
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina departed Mon. night to Rome to take part in the 42nd session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), set for Thursday and Friday at headquarters UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Medina departed from Las Americas International Airport, on a commercial flight to Rome accompanied by senior officials.
The event will bring together world leaders including Pope Francis, and will focus on “Innovations and business initiatives in the rural world.”
In September 2014, the Dominican Republic was recognized by FAO for having reached, one year earlier, goal C of the First Millennium Development Goal, to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.