Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Kingdom of Thailand’s Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives His Excellency Petipong Pungbun Na Ayudya, re-affirm their commitment to a more robust relation between their two nations, notably the strengthening of technical cooperation and trade. These include technical cooperation in fisheries between the DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Thai Department of Fisheries, under a memorandum of understanding signed in 2003. Both officials expressed hopes to successfully facilitate the signing of a fresh MOU for technical cooperation between the Philippine Carabao Center and the Nakhontratchasima Development Center possibly at the sidelines of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries (AMAF) meeting that the Philippines is hosting in September this year. The two officials met in Bangkok on 9 August 2015 during Secretary Alcala’s official visit. Also in photo: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Project Development Orlan A. Calayag.
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