Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

On 21 February 2024, the APTERR Secretariat had a great opportunity to welcome and have a meeting with the representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan led by Mr. Norikazu Suzuki, the State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, at the APTERR Secretariat. The meeting focused on the APTERR activities, especially Tier 1 and Tier 3 programmes. Both sides discussed and exchanged views on the APTERR activities with the fruitful and positive outcomes

 

In this regard, Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager (GM) of the APTERR Secretariat expressed his heartfelt appreciation for Japan’s efforts in actively participating in the APTERR mechanism through Tier 1 and Tier 3 programmes together with various initiatives launched by the MAFF such as pre-cooked rice and ‘School Distribution Programme’. Moreover, the APTERR Secretariat looked forward to Japan’s continuing support for the APTERR activities this year. Lastly, the APTERR Secretariat would work closely with the MAFF in preparing the 13th Meeting of APTERR Council hosted by Japan in 2025.

 

 

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(L-R) Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Deputy Director of Grain Trade and Operation Division, Mr. Kenji Okuhira, Director of Grain Quality Assurance Office, Ms. Nattavadee Sraprathum, Technical Staff for FEMI, Mr. Norikazu Suzuki, the State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, GM of the APTERR Secretariat, Mr. Kenichi Hirano, Director of Grain Trade and Operation Division,Mr. Akinori Ando, Japanese Expert, Ms. Sita Kumpol, Secretary to the Japanese Expert, Mr. Prakorn Lorsiriwong, Administrative Staff.