Indonesia elected Asian representative in Food and Agriculture Organisation hinh anh 1Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo (Photo:
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia has been elected to the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) during the 42nd session of the FAO Conference held from June 14-18.

Indonesia is the representative of the Asian regional group along with five other Asian countries of Bangladesh, China, Japan, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea for the 2021-24 period.

Speaking at a press conference on June 21, Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo said the election is a form of international recognition of the growth of Indonesia's agricultural sector.

He noted that the agricultural sector development programme, under the direction of President Joko Widodo, continues to produce positive results for economic development.

The programme is hoped to colour the world's agricultural policies and inspire other countries, and Indonesia may play a role in providing food for the world community, Limpo said.

Through membership in the Council, the country can contribute to the formulation of various FAO policies that support the efforts of UN member states to achieve sustainable development goals, among others./.