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Austrian eyes top job at FAO

Austrian eyes top job at FAO

Former Austrian EU commissioner Franz Fischler says he's vying to become the new head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Jacques Diouf of Senegal is currently at the helm of the Rome-based agency. His third six-year term expires at the end of the year.
Fischler said Friday that he feels a certain responsibility to run since he knows about politics in the agricultural realm and would like to do his part to help solve problems.
The 64 year old was EU agriculture commissioner between 1995 and 2004. Previously, he served as Austria's agriculture minister.


Updated : 2021-05-16 23:10 GMT+08:00