The 13th AMAF+3 brought together ministers on agriculture and forestry from 10 ASEAN countries, China, Japan and Korea.
The Meeting reaffirmed commitment to cooperate in food security, agriculture and forestry sectors, appreciated constructive actions for ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR), and encouraged the three countries of China, Japan and Korea to support the capacity building of ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS).
The Meeting acknowledged China's efforts in hosting the 6th ASEAN Plus Three Forum on Biomass Energy, the 5th Roundtable Meeting on ASEAN Plus Three Food Security Cooperation Strategy and consultation on the China-ASEAN Agricultural Cooperation Strategic Framework.
Chinese Vice minister Niu put forward a four-point cooperation proposal:
- To strengthen exchange and coordination on food security policies;
- To continue improving working mechanism and upgrade the level of regional cooperation in agriculture;
- To enhance APTERR mechanism development;
- To continue enhancing capacity building and uplift agricultural S&T cooperation.
Monday October 7, 2013/ Ministry of Agriculture/ China.