Fruitful and productive trilateral meeting on the extension of Tier 1 between the Philippines and Japan
As cooperation under the Tier 1 programme could drive a timely humanitarian action amid emergency, the APTERR Secretariat therefore has been actively promoting and encouraging members to participate in this programme. Relative to this, the APTERR Secretariat recently took a role as a facilitator to organise the 2rd virtual meeting on an extension of the Tier 1 programme between the Philippines and Japan on 21 July 2021.
There were representatives from the National Food Authority (NFA) of the Philippines led by Administrator Atty. Judy Carol L. Dansal, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan led by Director of Grain Trade and Operation Dr. Hideki Hagiwara and the APTERR Secretariat led by General Manager Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, participating in the meeting.
The main objective of the meeting was to continually discuss on concerned issues and to consider the draft Amendment of the extension. All parties actively discussed and exchanged views on the extension and updated on the internal process of carrying out to ensure a smooth programme extension. Lastly, the meeting appreciated the APTERR Secretariat in facilitating and providing meeting materials to support this significant trilateral meeting.
The next meeting on the extension of the Tier 1 programme between the Philippines and Japan will be held on 8 September 2021.