Chinese representative elected FAO Director-General
courtesy of FAO
Representative of China, Qu Dongyu, was elected Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Kazpravda.kz cites the Communication Consultant for Central Asia Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reporting.
As noted in the press service of the organization, Qu Dungyu was elected by an overwhelming majority, 108 votes out of 191.
The elections took place within the 41st session of the FAO Conference (June 22-29, 2019), the highest governing body of the organization.
Born in 1963, Qu Dongyu is currently Deputy Minister of Agriculture of China.
He is the ninth Director-General of the Organization, founded on October 16, 1945, replacing the citizen of Brazil, Jose Graziano da Silva.
Qu Dongyu will be in office from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2023.