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22nd AMAF Plus Three Meeting Held

Source:MARA Date:2022-10-28


Vice Minister Ma Youxiang addressed the 22nd Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry of ASEAN and People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (22nd AMAF Plus Three) held virtually on Oct. 26, 2022.  

Vice Minister Ma fully affirmed the progress in agricultural policy, economy and trade, and S&T under the framework of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation Strategy on Food, Agriculture and Forestry 2016-2025 over the past year. He put forth three suggestions on deepening regional cooperation: (1) Strengthening strategic coordination and supporting the ASEAN +3 Emergency Rice Reserve mechanism playing a greater role in safeguarding regional food security; (2) Enhancing S&T cooperation by the implementation of the China-ASEAN Action Plan on Green Agricultural Development to promote sustainable agricultural development; (3) Stepping up cooperation in trade and investment by leveraging the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement to strengthen interconnection and achieve common prosperity.  

The meeting adopted an array of documents, including the Joint Statement of the 22nd AMAF Plus Three, and agreed that the 23rd AMAF Plus Three will be held in Malaysia in 2023.  

Relevant Annexes: