ROME, 13th June, 2016 (WAM)–The UAE participated today in the opening of the annual session of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Board held at its headquarters in Rome.

The event was also attended by His Holiness Pope Francis, the Supreme Head of the Catholic Church, who delivered a speech on the fight against hunger in the world.

The inauguration was attended by Muhannad Sulaiman Naqbi who deputised Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, UAE Ambassador to Italy, the Permanent Representative to United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) along with a number of ministers and permanent representatives to the organisation.