China's qu elected new fao director-general

Added On June 25, 2019

Qu Dongyu, China's vice minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, has been elected as new Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Qu Dongyu, 56, was chosen at the ongoing 41st FAO Conference, the highest governing body of the Rome-based agency.
The Chinese candidate received a large majority of 108 votes, winning over the other two candidates from France and Georgia.
Qu will officially take the post starting on Aug. 1.
He will be the first Chinese national to serve as FAO Director-General in the history of the agency.
The FAO was founded in 1945.
China has joined the organization since its inception, and has long been a major contributor to the agency's activities and especially to its South-South Cooperation Program.