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TH D-8 AGRICULTURAL MINISTERIAL MEETING ON FOOD SECURITY 06-07 DECEMBER, 2015 ISLAMABAD/PAKISTAN

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE

The following administrative note provides general information on administrative and logistical arrangements pertaining to the 6th Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security of D-8 member states.

MEETING DATES AND VENUE

The D-8 6th Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security will be held from 06-07 December, 2015 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan. The Ministerial Meeting and the related activities will be scheduled as follows:

• Agricultural Working Group Meeting 6th December, 2015
• Senior Officials Meeting 6th December, 2015
• Gala Dinner 6th December, 2015
• Agricultural Ministerial Meeting 7th December, 2015
• Visit to National Agriculture Research Centre/ 7th December, 2015 Lok Virsa, Islamabad

HOSPITALITY

The Government of Pakistan will provide hospitality from 5-7 December, 2015 for the Ministers/Heads of Delegation with two accompanying delegates and Secretary-General, D-8 with three accompanying delegates at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The local hospitality will include:-

a. Accommodation, breakfast and meals
b. Lunch and light refreshments at the meeting venue
c. Laundry 04 pieces per day
d. Internet facility
e. City telephone calls (landline)
f. Access to Fitness Club
g. Newspaper

SECURITY OFFICER

The Government of Pakistan will provide security to the participants during the course of the meeting.

LIAISON OFFICER

A liaison officer will be assigned to each delegation for necessary assistance.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE SERVICES

Facilities at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad will be extended to Ministers/Heads of Delegation and other delegates. Liaison Officers will provide necessary assistance.

REGISTRATION FORM

The Registration Form is attached at Annex-A.

Delegates are kindly requested to provide the details of their names and flight schedules/travel itineraries to the Focal Person as per Registration Form to enable the organizers to meet them at the airport and make necessary arrangements.

FOCAL PERSON/MEETING CONTACT INFORMATION

Syed Liaquat Ali Shah Naqvi
Deputy Secretary (IC),
Ministry of National Food Security & Research
Islamabad/Pakistan
Ph: +92-51-9205203
Fax: +92-51-9210616
E-mail: slanaqvi@hotmail.com

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation arrangements will be made for the Ministers/Heads of the Delegation, Secretary-General of the D-8 and all other delegates.

INFORMATION DESK

The Information Desk will be available at the lobby of the Serena Hotel and will be at the service of the delegates from 5-7 December, 2015 from 0900-1600 Hrs.

INTERNET

Wi-Fi connection will be provided for the delegates at their rooms and at the venue.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

Medical facilities available at the Serena Hotel will be at the disposal of the participants. In case of need, please contact the information Desk.

TIME DIFFERENCE

Pakistan is in the South Asian Time Zone. South Asian Standard Time is 5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 5)

PRAYER TIMES IN ISLAMABAD

Schedule of prayer timings will be provided at the time of arrival at Hotel.

Source: www.developing8.org

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