The signing of the Protocol to Amend the Attachment 2 of the APTERR Agreement
The Attachment 2 of the APTERR Agreement reflects the financial modality of the contribution to the APTERR Funds. As the first phase of financial contribution (2013 – 2017) to the APTERR Fund was completed, the APTERR member countries agreed with the proposal of the APTERR Secretariat to continue the financial contribution to the Operational Cost Account of the APTERR Fund for another 5 years (2018 – 2022). However, while it was noted that the main APTERR Agreement does not need amendment, its Attachment 2 reflecting the financial contribution needs to be amended. As a consequence, the Protocol to Amend the Attachment 2 of the APTERR Agreement was prepared and considered by the Senior Official Meeting of the ASEAN Plus Three Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (SOM-AMAF+3).
The 18th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF+3) was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam on 12 October 2018. This occasion marked another milestone for the APTERR as the Protocol to Amend the Attachment 2 of the APTERR Agreement was signed by the AMAF+3. It was attended by the representatives by ASEAN Plus Three Countries. The signing of the Protocol will pave the way toward ensuring food security in the region.