Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu participates in Ministerial Forum on Global South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (MFASSC)

Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu gifts souvenir to Chinese Deputy Minister Mr. Qu Dongyu. photo: mna
Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu gifts souvenir to Chinese Deputy Minister Mr. Qu Dongyu. photo: mna

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu attended the Ministerial Forum on Global South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (MFASSC) held on 2 November in Changsha, China. The forum was attended by representatives from 26 member countries, together with 11 international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Participating in the discussion, Dr. Aung Thu
said Myanmar has launched
the Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) to carry out Myanmar’s economic development and poverty alleviation process, noting that agricultural transformation and development are of paramount importance in the country.
Concerted efforts are also being made to create investment opportunities in the private sectors, aiming to meet the targets of sustainable agricultural development in the country. The Government is striving to eradicate poverty in all its forms throughout the country, to end famine, to improve food security and nutrition, and to meet the targets of sustainable agricultural development, while creating investment opportunities in the private sector. At the forum, the participants took part in the discussion about policies on the agricultural sector, trading, quality improvement standards and expanding technological cooperation among all MFASSC member countries.
Dr. Aung Thu also received Mrs. Deepali Khanna from the Rockefeller Foundation, and discussed accelerating the rural electrification scheme using mini solar power, in cooperation with Myanmar’s Department of Rural Development (DRD).
Next, Dr. Aung Thu met with Mr. Qu Dongyu, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and discussed the matters concerning technical cooperation in preventing cattle diseases, the fishery sector, implementation of rice inspections and technical support in the agricultural sectors. — MNA (Translation by Win Ko Ko Aung)

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