Myanmar delegation led by MoALI Union Minister joins 43rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry, 21st ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry online

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Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo attended the 43rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and 21st ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry online yesterday.
During the meeting, the Union Minister discussed the major challenges of farmers due to the high price and cost of chemical fertilizers during the outbreak of COVID-19 and pledged that Myanmar will actively participate in the processes of cooperation between ASEAN and the three countries to facilitate the trade routes.
The pre-coordination meetings of superior officials for the 43rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and 21st ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry were held on 26 and 27 October online and presided by Indonesia. Myanmar delegation led by Director-General U Kyaw Swe Linn of the Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation attended the meetings.
During the 43rd AMAF, the ministers focused on the implementation of ASEAN multilateral framework, techniques and experiences for economic recovery, cooperation work in food, implementation of policy frameworks regarding the cooperation in agriculture and forestry sectors among ASEAN, instructions drafted for agriculture, livestock, marine and forestry sectors in 2021, approval of ministers for nine points and 27 directives for agriculture, livestock, marine and forestry sectors to be implemented in 2022, and other cooperation efforts in respective projects with ASEAN dialogue partners and partner countries.
Then, the leaders approved the joint statement of the 43rd AMAF.
During the 21st ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry, the ministers exchanged views on the economic recovery plans, resolution of the preliminary coordination meetings such as implementations, ongoing activities and future work plans of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation Strategy on Food, Agriculture and Forestry (APTCS) 2016-2025, results of a research project on the use of digital technologies to develop food value chains and refrigeration chains in ASEAN countries after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic which was implemented by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.
Then, the leaders announced the joint statement of the 21st ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry.
Laos will host the 44th AMAF and 22nd ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry in 2022. —MNA

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