Brunei Darussalam will continue to enhance its active role and cooperation in implementing the ASEAN projects including development opportunities in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. The cooperation will be catalysed towards the realization of the national vision of 2035 towards a rapid growth in the production of the main resources sector so that it will contribute significantly to growth and diversification of the economy. To support the vision, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism emphasizes the importance of growth and increase in production from agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors to contribute to the growth of the country's gross domestic products. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong outlined this during the opening of the Senior Officials' Meeting of the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers' on Agriculture and Forestry, SOM-41ST AMAF. The meeting was held yesterday morning at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, Jerudong.
Yang Berhormat stressed that to achieve the rapid growth of the sectors, key factors are to use modern technology and techniques in agriculture, fisheries and forestry, which will reduce the unit cost of production but to enhance the international competitiveness of the sector.
Pengiran Haji Kamarudzaman bin Pengiran Haji Ishak in his speech explained, the SOM leaders at the meeting will discuss on issues, cooperation and other related topics in the food, agricultural and forestry sector in the region and the outcome of the meeting will assist in shaping and formulating recommendations for the upcoming 41ST AMAF and related meeting.
The SOM-41ST AMAF will be followed by the Senior Officials' Meeting of the 19th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers' on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three and the Senior Officials' Meeting of the 5th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting in Agriculture and Forestry on Monday.
Source: Radio Television Brunei