Minister of State for
Agriculture, Shri Harish Rawat today inaugurated the Symposium on
‘Indo-ASEAN Export Potential of Agriculture Products- Growth Potential
and Way Forward’ organized along with the ongoing 2nd ASEAN-India
Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture & Forestry (17-19th October 2012).
Elaborating upon the scope for cooperation between ASEAN nations and
India, he said, “Several ASEAN member states enjoy excellent
agro-climatic conditions suitable for production of the commodities that
India imports in large quantity. Similarly, India can be an important
source for many of the commodities imported by ASEAN member states. I
am, therefore, of the view that member countries can be benefited if we
explore the complementarities and align our agricultural productions and
trade policies to encourage greater bilateral trade in agro
Ministers from ASEAN nations, Member, Planning Commission, Shri Abhijit
Sen and DG ICAR, Dr. S. Ayyappan also addressed the symposium.