The INFOSAMAK General Assembly held its eighth meeting on July 12-13, 2016 in Rome (Italy). The meeting was attended by representatives from Algeria, Djibouti, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine and Sudan. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which was represented by Dr. Lahsen Ababouch also attended the meeting. The General Assembly attendees recognized the efforts made by the Centre in terms of providing marketing information, training and consultancy services, and urged INFOSAMAK member countries that had not yet paid their contribution to do so, in order to help the Centre assume its duties under favourable conditions.

The Managing Director of INFOSAMAK, Mr. Abdellatif Belkouch, presented activities and finance reports for the period 2013-2014, and the work-plan together with the budget previsions for the period 2015-2017. All reports were approved by the General Assembly. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that Palestine holds the Presidency, Libya the first Vice-Presidency and Morocco second Vice-Presidency.