Masaganang Agrikultura, Maunlad na Ekonomiya!

Courtesy Visit of the Malaysia’s Ambassador (June 19, 2023)

Author: DA-AFID | 19 June 2023

Department of Agriculture (DA) Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban welcomed newly-appointed Malaysia’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Dato’ Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino bin Anthony, during a courtesy visit on June 19, 2023.

The meeting focused on how the two countries can enhance their partnership on agricultural trade and cooperation. The officials expressed interest in building joint ventures that will encourage more trade and investment in various Filipino produce such as meat and meat products, halal products, and high value fruits and vegetables.

They also discussed potential collaborations on research and knowledge sharing in fisheries, aquaculture, mariculture, and rubber industries.

The Malaysian Ambassador hopes that President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance agricultural activity for both countries during his expected state visit to Malaysia this year. Malaysia will host this year’s 45th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF). ### (photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)