FAO opens new offices for Mesoamerica and Panama

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The development of the facilities, located at the City of Knowledge, was carried out under criteria of environmental sustainability with the support of the Government of Panama.

The Subregional Office for Mesoamerica and Representation in Panama of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) inaugurated modern and renovated facilities, located on the third floor of building 238 of the City of Knowledge.

The opening ceremony was chaired by the Minister of Agricultural Development of Panama (MIDA), Eduardo Carles, together with the FAO Subregional Coordinator for Mesoamerica and Representative in Panama, Tito Díaz, and with the participation of the Director of Conferences and International Organizations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIRE), Guadalupe Rudy; the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country, Harold Robinson; representatives of Panamanian government institutions and the City of Knowledge Foundation.

"Since 2007 that FAO opened its offices in Panama, has provided technical assistance and worked in an articulated manner with Ministries, local governments, entities and institutions related to the areas of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, forest management, natural resource management, rural development, nutrition, among others," said Tito Díaz, FAO Subregional Coordinator.

"But the country has also been a great ally of the Organization, facilitating the development of our work and giving us support to have these new facilities, for which we are very grateful. From this office we can provide technical support not only to Panama but to its neighboring Central American countries," he added.