Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

On 25 March 2021, Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat, received a farewell courtesy call from Mr. Nao Muramatsu, the outgoing First Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok and, at the same time, welcomed   Ms. Hiroko Matsuo, who is the successor of Mr. Muramatsu.


Besides, the APTERR Secretariat and the representatives from the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok had an opportunity to discuss about the APTERR cooperation as well as exchange some experiences in the field of agriculture, especially rice. Japan has played an active role in the APTERR activities and has been one of the most generous contributors to the APTERR since its establishment.