France actively supports WFP’s nutrition-based programmes and the emphasis on providing the right food at the right time. Cousin’s visit presents an opportunity to reinforce this collaboration and promote the inclusion of food and nutrition security as a pillar of the post-2015 global development agenda, a priority for the French government.
WFP Executive Director Begins Official Visit To France, A Longstanding Partner
PARIS – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, starts a two-day visit to Paris today. On her first official trip to France since becoming Executive Director last year, Cousin will meet with the Minister for Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll and Minister for Development Pascal Canfin. She will also meet Paul Jean Ortiz, Diplomatic Advisor to President François Hollande and other high-level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to thank them for France’s unwavering efforts alongside WFP in the fight against hunger.