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  • Ahmed Saleh

IsDB President Meets U.N. Secretary-General

Rome, July 25, 2023, In a significant development, Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser, the esteemed President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), had a crucial meeting yesterday with none other than Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations. This high-level encounter took place on the sidelines of the esteemed U.N. Food Systems Summit, which was held in the historic city of Rome. During the meeting, both parties engaged in a fruitful discussion regarding their dedication to furthering the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. They emphasized the importance of enhancing collaboration and harnessing the potential of member nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America to maximize their development outcomes. Additionally, they underscored the significance of promoting healthier and more sustainable approaches to food production and consumption. In a recent statement, Dr. Al-Jasser, a prominent figure in the field, emphasized the crucial significance of finance in propelling the transformation of food systems. This notable emphasis came during his discussion of the IsDB Group's Food Security Response Program (FSRP), a dedicated initiative aimed at providing support to the least developed countries. In a recent statement, he emphasized that the IsDB has set its sights on addressing both immediate needs and long-term requirements. The organization's primary objective is to guarantee a consistent and reliable supply of essential food items while simultaneously bolstering resilience in the face of potential food crises. In a recent statement, Dr. Al-Jasser, a prominent figure in the field, highlighted the significant progress made in the Food Security Response Program (FSRP). With an impressive funding approval of over USD2.6 billion, countries including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Indonesia, the Maldives, Tajikistan, and Tunisia are set to benefit from this initiative. This move further solidifies the IsDB Group's unwavering dedication to fostering a global partnership aimed at achieving sustainable development goals, particularly in the realm of food security and socio-economic wellbeing.

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