Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq visits CFC

8 April 2021, Amsterdam. H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, today paid a courtesy visit to the Common Fund for Commodities to discuss matters to enhance commodity development and trade in the Republic of Iraq.

His Excellency Al-Alawi was accompanied by Dr. Hayder Salh Al-Asadi, First Secretary at the Embassy. Ambassador Belal was accompanied by Ms. Michèle Schwarz, Head of Accounting and Administration.

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Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia visits CFC

1 April 2021, Amsterdam. H.E. Mr. Mayerfas, newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Mr. Mayerfas came to visit CFC for the first time to know more about the activities of the CFC and its impact on the ground.

Ambassador Mayerfas was duly briefed about the ongoing reforms that CFC is undergoing to serve the member states better in the days to come. Ambassador Belal elaborated on the elements, what he termed as green recovery in a post pandemic era, to help COVID-19 wrecked small holder and SMEs to get to their feet at the earliest.

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Meeting with officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo and Embassy of Egypt, The Hague

31 March 2021, Amsterdam. H.E. Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Managing Director of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), met officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and MSMEDA. The meeting was initiated by H.E. Mr. Hatem Elsayed, Ambassador of Egypt in The Hague, and took place online on 31 March 2021. During the meeting Ambassador Belal was accompanied by Mr. Axel Gruber, Chief Operations Officer of the CFC, and Mr. Andrey Kuleshov, Strategy and Development Advisor of the CFC.

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Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen visits CFC

30 March 2021, Amsterdam. H.E. Ms. Sahar Ghanem, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Ms. Sahar Ghanem came to visit CFC to know more about the activities of the CFC and explore means to have deeper presence of CFC in her country in the future.

Her Excellency Ghanem was accompanied by Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Hasan Fakher, Counsellor at the Embassy. Ambassador Belal was accompanied by Mr. Hector Besong, Portfolio and Risk Manager.

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Ambassador of Costa Rica makes virtual introductory call to CFC

22 March 2021, Amsterdam. Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal is seen with H.E. Mr. Arnoldo Brenes Castro, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the Netherlands discussing their partnership with the CFC virtually. Ambassador Brenes joined from his office in The Hague while Ambassador Belal did the same from his office in Amsterdam.

During the discussion, Ambassador Belal briefed Ambassador Brenes on the current as well as probable future initiatives of the CFC. Further, the conversation touched upon the intention to strengthen the region by commodity focused projects.

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Meeting with top officials of Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DBCCI)

21 March 2021, Amsterdam. Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Managing Director of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) met top officials of the Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DBCCI). The meeting took place via online on 18 March 2021. During the meeting Ambassador Belal was accompanied by Mr. Axel Gruber, Chief Operations Officer of the CFC, while the following officials attended from the DBCCI:
– Mr. Md. Anwar Shawkat Afser, President, DBCCI
– Mr. Md. Shakawat Hossain Mamun, Director & Secretary General, DBCCI
– Mr. Jamal Uddin, Chairman, Standing Committee, Impact Investment, Inclusive Business and Entrepreneurship, DBCCI

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18th Call for Proposals – Webinar

The 2nd webinar was held on Wednesday, 31st March 2021, explaining how to apply for CFC funding under the Call for Proposals.
This meeting has been organized for organizations to learn more about the type of financial instruments offered by the CFC and conditions which apply, as well as to pose any question regarding the Call for Proposals process.

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Calendar of Meetings 2021

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67th Meeting of the Consultative Committee

Amsterdam, 25 to 28 January 2021

International Commodity Bodies Meeting (in the context of the UNCTAD Commodities Week during UNCTAD XV)
Barbados, April 2021

71st Meeting of the Executive Board

Amsterdam, 20 April 2021

68th Meeting of the Consultative Committee

Amsterdam, 28 June to 1 July 2021

72nd Meeting of the Executive Board

7 October 2021

33rd Annual Meeting of the Governing Council

7 to 8 December 2021

Earlier Meetings


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