Myanmar avocado association holds general assembly virtually

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Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint participates in the third Annual General Assembly of Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association on 27 December 2020. Photo: MNA

Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association organized the third Annual General Assembly virtually yesterday.
Speaking at the online meeting, Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint said that the ministry was not only promoting free trade in local but also easing trade restrictions for exporters, importers and farmers getting profits and would encourage the development of fruits and vegetable sector and promotion of exports.
He extended congratulations on the good results of exporting avocado samples to UK market and expressed thanks to the organizations like USAID and UKaid for their assistance.
Not only Singapore and China but also UK, Germany and the Netherlands have demands for avocados.
The ministry, in cooperation with relevant organizations, is making efforts to produce value added products from fruits and to export the value added products.
Despite coronavirus, the ministry is creating markets via internet and commercial attachés, he added, saying that it is necessary to create new markets and to effectively export the products to the
existing markets.
Director-General of Agriculture Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Chair of Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association, and Secretary General of UMFCCI made greeting remarks.
Commercial Attaché from the Myanmar Embassy in Singapore explained about the avocado market, and officials from the association presented their relevant issues.
The event was also participated in by Deputy Minister for Commerce U Aung Htoo, Permanent Secretary and Directors-General, Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association’s Chair and executive members, officials, farmers, export companies and experts. —MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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