ASEAN+3 senior officials talk agriculture, forestry cooperation

Senior agriculture and forestry officials of ASEAN and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea gathered at a meeting in Thua Thien-Hue on August 7 to discuss the bloc and its partners’ cooperation in the fields.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh speaks at thespecial senior officials’ meeting of the 18th meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three inThua Thien-Hue province on August 7 


The special senior officials’ meeting of the18th meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three(AMAF+3) attracted 150 delegates from the 10 ASEAN members, the three partnercountries and international organisations.

In his speech, Vietnamese Deputy Minister ofAgriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh reviewed the outcomes of theASEAN+3 Cooperation Strategy on Food, Agriculture and Forestry for 2016-2025,which features a number of programmes, projects and research and developmentactivities in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

He also asked the ASEAN+3 countries to continuepromoting collaboration in capacity improvement, technology transfer andagricultural reform in each nation.

At the event, participants discussed andapproved some priorities such as the ASEAN+3 policy framework relevant to food,agriculture and forestry, along with the enhancement of the ASEAN+3 cooperationin food security, sustainable forest management, climate change response andadaptation, and crop and livestock disease control.

The special senior officials’ meeting took place alongside asimilar event of the 40th AMAF meeting also in Thua Thien-Hue province.

Vietnam is holding the chair of the 40th AMAFmeeting and the 18th AMAF+3 meeting for the term from October 2018 to October2019. -VNA

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