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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly

New York, 17 February 2011

President Deiss meets with French Minister of Agriculture ahead of a General Assembly informal plenary  meeting with the G20 Presidency

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, received this morning H.E. Mr. Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fishing. They discussed the priorities of the French Presidency for the G20 in the field of agriculture.

The meeting was followed by an informal plenary meeting of the General Assembly, held in view of building bridges between the United Nations and the G20 in the spirit of reaffirming the central role of the UN in global governance.