I had goosebumps when I stepped into the Plenary Hall of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations today.

For six days starting Monday, July 3, I will sit as Chairman of the 40th Session of the Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations.

The FAO Conference will be attended by 194 countries, 77 of which will be represented by Agriculture Ministers.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Pantoni will deliver keynote speeches during the opening ceremonies.

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