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In the Vatican, Minister Židan presented Pope Francis with Slovenian honey

Rome, September, 28 2016 - Minister Dejan Židan and a delegation from Slovenia attended the meeting of the FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) held at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation headquarters (FAO) in Rome. Among other things, the COAG will discuss Slovenia’s initiative to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day. Today in Vatican, Minister Židan presented the initiative to Pope Francis and gave him some Slovenian honey and potica.

They also took this opportunity to visit the interactive pavilion “The Bee World”, which Slovenia is using for the first time to inform visitors about the initiative to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day and show them how important bees, beekeeping, and pollination are for mankind and in the fight against hunger. 

 

 

On the margins of the meeting, today in Vatican Minister Židan attended a general audience with Pope Francis, to whom he presented the Slovenia’s initiative to proclaim 20 May World Bee Day. On this occasion, the Minister presented the Pope with some Slovenian honey and potica.

 

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