Ms. Diana E. Tempelman, the newly appointed Country Representative for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Tanzania, presents her Credentials to Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the Ministry in Dar es Salaam on January 24, 2012.
Hon. Membe and Ms. Tempelman in brief talks, after presentation of her Credentials.
Hon. Membe in talks with Ms. Tempelman (center), the newly appointed FAO Country Representative, and Mr. Alberic Kacou (left), the UNDP Resident Representative and Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Tanzania.
The newly appointed County Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Tanzania, Ms. Diana E. Tempelman today presented her Credentials to Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the Ministry in Dar es Salaam.
During the ceremony, Hon. Membe thanked FAO for the role it has played in various projects especially in Agriculture and Food Security since in the 1960s, and hoped that arrival of Ms. Tempelman will further enhance and sustain the spirit in helping Tanzania battle against famine and poverty.
He further said that Tanzania prides itself with the richness in agriculture, and is currently in an effort to collect food around its regions to help affected nations like Somalia where close to 2.7 million people are starving and six die people everyday.
On her part, Ms. Tempelman said she was looking forward to continue work on various projects her predecessor had started. She added that she will find time to visit the productive regions in Tanzania that Hon. Membe had suggested, such as Ruvuma, Iringa and Mbeya.