The government that orchestrated the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi is now applying the same approach to my country. Just as Saudi Arabia reportedly sent a squad to execute and dismember Jamal, it has also sent forces — with its ally, the United Arab Emirates — on a mission to destroy and chop up Yemen.
I salute all of you dear ones, to stand before this gathering of the highest minds that make the most important progress in science and life. It is a great honor for me and fills me with a sense of happiness. I share with you this event which has become an annual activity that is the most important in the global scientific community.
Dear friends and participants in this international meeting to launch the global report on Food Crises 2019, I really appreciate your noble endeavors in convening this global gathering that marks a promising juncture of global efforts mobilized and coordinated within a global network seeking to address food crises and explore all available means to make the best of such efforts and push them to levels that are more effective.