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Lebanese Ambassador visits ICARDA’s Research Hub in Morocco

20/06/17

H.E. Youssef Rajji, Ambassador of Lebanon to Morocco, surrounded by ICARDA scientists during his visit to ICARDA-Rabat

On June 7 2017, Mr. Youssef Rajji, Ambassador of Lebanon to the Kingdom of Morocco, visited the premises of ICARDA-Rabat. Dr. Mohammed El Mourid, North Africa regional coordinator of ICARDA, gave the Ambassador a brief presentation about ICARDA’s research platform in Morocco focusing on the intensification and diversification of rainfed cereal-based production systems. Accompanied by ICARDA scientists, the Ambassador toured the Center’s laboratories and genebank, and listened to explanations about research activities conducted at the ICARDA-Rabat.

The visit provided an opportunity to emphasize the strong ties that link ICARDA to Lebanon, and thank the Lebanese Government for its permanent support to ICARDA.

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Dr. Seid Kamal, Senior Pathologist, explaining  the activities of the ICARDA-Pathology laboratory to the Ambassador of Lebanon, during his visit.

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