MoALI UM leads delegation to join 45th ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture & Forestry Meeting

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Min Naung yesterday led a delegation virtually to join the 45th ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Meeting (45th AMAF) and related meetings.
During the meeting, the Union minister expressed satisfaction over the report of the Malaysian Patron of Senior Officials meeting, efforts of working groups and ASEAN senior officials for achievements in implementing measures for food, agriculture and forest, relevant cooperation work of dialogue partners, international organizations and relevant institutions, CGIAR for advancing sustainable development in the food, agriculture and forestry sectors of ASEAN countries.
He then pledged that Myanmar would work together with ASEAN countries.
The meeting also agreed on the outcomes of the ASEAN Summit and ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and the progress report on the implementation of the ASEAN Food, Agriculture, and Forestry Cooperation Policy Framework,
The meeting recognized the importance of sustainable agriculture, food security, and sustainable forest management, emphasized the need for close cooperation to address regional challenges and opportunities and committed to promoting cooperation in the fields of food, agriculture, and forestry.
Moreover, it noted the progress in 2022-2023 food, agriculture and forest sectors, and agreed on three key deliverables for 2024 and two Priority Economic Deliverables (PED) of Lao PDR’s 2024 ASEAN Chairmanship. The 2024 PED consists of the development of an Action Plan for the Implementation of the ASEAN Guidelines on Sustainable Agriculture and the Strategy or Guideline for Crop Burning Reduction to Support the Implementation of the ASEAN Carbon Neutrality Strategy.
The meeting was concluded after issuing the joint statement. — MNA/KTZH

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