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Argentina taking over AMIS Chairmanship

28 Jun 2017

Mr. Jesús María Silveyra of Argentina (right) is the new AMIS Chair. Mr. Silveyra took over the Chairmanship from Mr. Friedrich Wacker of Germany (left) during the 11th Session of the Global Food Market Information Group, 22-23 June 2017.

In his address to country delegates, Mr. Silveyra expressed his appreciation for being selected as AMIS Chair and promised to continue the excellent leadership that was provided by Mr. Wacker during the past year. In particular, Mr. Silveyra seeks to strengthen country collaboration and improve the visibility and outreach of the AMIS initiative, including to the private sector. He also noted that he is the first Chair from a Latin American country, which demonstrates the nature of AMIS as a true global initiative.

Mr. Silveyra's Chairmanship coincides with the Argentinean Presidency of the G20 that will start later this year.