A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Prime Minister Ma'een Abdulmalik discussed Monday with the delegation of Food and Agricultural Organization headed by Emergency Officer Dominque Bergen cooperation between Yemen and the organization in agricultural and food fields.
The two parties also discussed implementation of response plan for combating desert locust in Yemen and the Horn of Africa.
The meeting tackled the projects of the organization is implementing in Yemen in cooperation with ministries of Agriculture and Irrigation and of Fishery Wealth and future plans helping in alleviating the intensity of the humanitarian crisis over Houthi militia's triggered war in 2014.
Abdulmalik expressed appreciation to the organization for its relief activities in Yemen, confirming strategic partnership between the government and the organization for defining priorities in agricultural and fishery sectors.
He stressed significance of swift interventions of the organization for avoiding economic effects could be resulted by the desert locust and providing necessary capabilities and training Yemeni cadre in this domain.
Th prime minister and the delegation reviewed a plan made by the government for combating locust for limiting the spread of it and protecting farmers' livelihoods.