FOR ALL OF HUMANITY
MUST BE A SHARED
MISSION OF NATIONS
By Emmanuel F. Pinol
Secretary of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines
Please allow me to first thank the Honorable Director General Jose Graziano da Silva of the Food and Agriculture Organization for his warm welcome and kind introductory remarks, and on behalf of my President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and the Filipino people, express our deepest appreciation to him for leading the FAO in coming to our aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan and the continuing support of FAO to the Philippines.
The gesture of concern and compassion by Señor Da Silva and the FAO, along with the donor countries and partners, during the most difficult times when almost 10,000 FIlipinos lost their lives will always be remembered by a grateful nation.
Full Acceptance Speech, Chairmanship of 40th FAO Session, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy July 3, 2017