Meknes - HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, who was accompanied by Malian and Guinean presidents, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Alpha Conde, respectively chaired, Thursday in Meknes, the opening of the 9th edition of the International Agriculture Show (SIAM), organized under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, under the motto "local products".
At the beginning of the ceremony, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid received "The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Award," given to the Kingdom of Morocco for reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on the fight against hunger.
This award was presented to His Royal Highness by Director General of FAO, Graziano Da Silva.
After that, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid handed over quality certificates to presidents of 8 associations, cooperatives, and economic interest groups.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid then visited the different stands of the Fair, and followed explanations of the products showcased.
Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by interior minister, Mohamed Hassad, minister of agriculture and marine fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, budget director at the ministry of economy and finance, the Director General of FAO, as well as Central African minister of rural development, Saudi agriculture minister, Egyptian agriculture and agrarian reform minister, French agriculture, food and forestry minister, Gabonese minister of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and food security, and Guinean agriculture minister.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid was greeted by the Malian ministers of rural development and German delegate to the Federal ministry of food and agriculture, and the director-general for agriculture and rural development of the European Union.
His Royal Highness was also greeted by the representatives of the diplomatic circle in the Kingdom, and others.