Agency heads meet with French President
Chirac; advocate twin-track approach of emergency assistance and investment
Paris/Rome, 1 March 2004 - In
a meeting today with French President Jacques Chirac, the heads of the
three Rome-based UN food agencies welcomed the renewed vigour with which
hunger and rural poverty are being addressed.
They reiterated their commitment to intensifying
support for the efforts of countries to halve hunger and poverty by 2015,
one of the primary targets of the Millennium Declaration in 2000.
Today's meeting followed up on the Joint