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Mohammed Bin Rashid receives Executive Director of World Food Programme

28 أكتوبر, 2018  
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has received today the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley and his accompanying delegation.

In presence of Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed discussed the role of WFP in providing food to millions of people across refugees camps in the Middle East and other conflict zones around the world.

His Highness underlined the UAE's commitment to supporting the World Food Programme (WFP) in its mission to secure food to eligible groups around the world.

Mr. Beasley, who is currently on a multi-leg tour of the region, praised the significant humanitarian role played by the UAE regionally and internationally, lauding the financial and logistics support provided by the country to WFP and other UN agencies concerned with providing food and medical assistance to refugees and Internationally Displaced People (IDP) around the world. He affirmed that the UAE is among the largest donors of the WFP, helping the programme provide food to more than 90 million people, notably children in abject need of food assistance in various parts of the world, especially in Yemen, Syrian refugee camps and in other crisis-ridden areas around the globe.

The international official briefed Sheikh Mohammed on the key smart initiatives launched by the WFP of late, including the digitally-enabled interoperable ID that helps all refugees and IDP to get their food rations without personal ID, highlighting the UAE support for the new initiative.

Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future His Excellency Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimi, Director-General of HH The Dubai Ruler's Court Mohammed Al Shaibani and Director-General of Dubai Protocol Department Khalifa Saeed Suleiman attended the meeting.

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