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FAO Regional Workshop on Biosafety in Bangkok
Wednesday, 2013/07/31 | 08:12:24

The Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) Bangkok, Thailand has organized Regional Workshop on Strengthening Regional Cooperation and National Capacity Building on Biosafety in Asia last 17-20 June, 2013 in Bangkok.  In his opening remarks, Assistant Director General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Hiroyui Konuma, through Deputy Vili Fuavao, thanked the Royal Thai government in supporting the workshop.


He stated the specific objectives of the workshop which are to promote technical capacity of member countries on various issues of biosafety and LMOs, to support development of related policies and biosafety regulatory frameworks and to ensure safe evaluation of LMOs and, finally, to further strengthen regional cooperation on biosafety and LMO including the operationalization of established "Asian Bionet :"


The workshop was designed to review development of technical capacity of member countries and reactivate "Asian Bionet" and its association with other independent initiative such as ICGEB-UNIDO, ISAAA, PBS of IFPRI and PRRI. 


For transcript of the speech can be viewed at: http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/rap/home/about-assistant-director-gen/speeches/detail/en/?no_cache=1&speech_id=374

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