Posted on 星期三, 22 一月 2014, 16:20
On Tuesday, 14 January 2014, Mr. Yukio Yokoi, Secretary of IPPC visited Dr Shinichi Yokoyama, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. In the meeting, the Secretary explained recent developments and other IPPC activities as well as its potential roles in the future. The Secretary also expressed appreciation for the continuous contributions from Japan. Dr. Yokoyama fully recognized the importance of the IPPC and expressed his interests in activities to harmonize phytosanitary measures with international standards. The Secretary also stressed the importance of Japan’s future contributions to the IPPC in many aspects, but particularly in terms of human resources. Having a strong background in Fisheries, the Vice Minister mentioned that "science based" discussions are vitally important for the stable development of agricultural production and trade expansion.