THE SSOM-40TH AMAF AND SSOM-18TH AMAF+3 MEETINGS
The Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 40th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (SSOM-40th AMAF) and the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 18th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (SSOM-18th AMAF+3) were held on 5 - 7 August 2019 in Hue, Viet Nam.
The representatives from the APTERR Secretariat led by General Manager Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee attended the said meetings to report the APTERR activities during 2018-2019. The successful APTERR implementation, the trial Tier 1 programme between the Philippines and Japan as well as the report on Tier 3 programmes were acknowledged by the SSOM-40th AMAF and SSOM-18th AMAF+3. Also, the Meetings requested the APTERR Parties to expedite the submission of the instruments of ratification on the Protocol to Amend the Attachment 2 of the APTERR Agreement to the ASEAN Secretariat.
Next year, the SSOM-41th AMAF and SSOM-19th AMAF+3 will be hosted by Brunei Darussalam in 2020.
Photo credit: the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam