Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Rome-Based Food Security Agencies

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the heads of the Rome-Based Food Security Agencies today in Rome, including UN World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu. Secretary Blinken affirmed the importance of combating global hunger as well as addressing the main drivers of hunger.  They discussed collaboration on the COVID-19 response, the climate crisis, the humanitarian emergency in Tigray, and the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit.