ASEAN agriculture, fisheries cooperation helps Brunei diversify economy hinh anh 1Brunei's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali (5th L) poses for a group photo with officials from ASEAN countries during the Senior Officials' Meeting of the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry, in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, on Oct. 12, 2019. (Source: Xinhua)

Hanoi (VNA) -
Agriculture and fisheries cooperation among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will help Brunei expand its economy and strengthen its diversification efforts, the country's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali said on October 12.

The minister made the remarks at the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers’ on Agriculture and Forestry (SOM-41st AMAF) in Bandar Seri Begawan capital city.

Cooperation under AMAF is important to Brunei, Haji Ali said, adding that apart from opening opportunities to develop the country’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors, the collaboration will also assist the country in pursuing its vision to further accelerate the growth of output in these sectors, which will contribute to the growth and diversification of the country’s economy towards achieving Brunei vision 2035.

Another important factor to achieve rapid and continuous growth in agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors for Brunei is promoting the use of modern technology and techniques, he said.

This is very important to increase the sectors’ productivity and enhance the sectors’ international competitiveness, he affirmed.

After SOM-41st AMAF, Brunei will also host the 41st AMAF, the 19th AMAF plus Three (China, Japan and the Republic of Korea) on October 15-16./.