The meeting opened with a video tribute to the late Secretary-General Cosimo Lacirignola who passed away on 2 January 2018 and for which the delegates unanimously praised the commitment and his rare human qualities. The two-day meeting enabled the main lines of future CIHEAM's actions and collaborations, among them the preparation of the 12th Ministerial CIHEAM Meeting
in the second half of 2019 in Tunis (Tunisia).
Visite of the Institute
In the margins of the meeting, the delegates of the CIHEAM's Members States visited the different departments of the Institute such as the laboratories service and the Mediterranean plant conservation unit dedicated to the study and conservation of Mediterranean plants and to support educational and research activities.
A video tribute to Cosimo Lacirignola, SG of the CIHEAM (2013-2017)