Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

On 22-23 August 2023, The Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 44st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (SSOM-44th AMAF) and the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 22st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (SSOM-22st AMAF+3) was held respectively through video conference by Lao PDR, as the host country, and the ASEAN Secretariat.

 

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The APTERR Secretariat, led by Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn has attended the Meetings to present the current progress of APTERR’s activities to the meeting which consisted of SSOM AMAF leaders together with distinguished delegates from 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) plus the People’s Republic of China (P.R. China), Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

 

 

 

Among the progress of APTERR’s activities, Dr. Karnjanakesorn highlighted the P.R. China’s 5-year in-cash contribution (2023-2027) for Tier 3 programme, the Japan’s new initiative ‘School Distribution Programme’ that has been launched in 2023, and the ROK’s additional 2,500 MT of rice assistance in response to urgent needs caused by Cyclone Mocha in Rakhine State, Myanmar 

 

 

 

In this occasion, Dr. Karnjanakesorn expressed his sincere gratitude to the APTERR member countries for supporting APTERR’s activities in order to strengthen food security in the ASEAN Plus Three region and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).