Brunei, Singapore set for stronger agrifood, agro-tech cooperation

Azlan Othman

Brunei Darussalam signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Singapore yesterday to strengthen cooperation in agrifood and agro-technology.

Signing on behalf of the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, while Singapore Food Agency Chief Executive Officer Lim Kok Thai signed on behalf of the Republic of Singapore.

The signing will widen cooperation between the two countries in fields of agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, agrotechnology, especially in capacity building and market access.

The signing was witnessed virtually by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong and Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu Hai Yien.

Singapore High Commissioner (Designate) to Brunei Darussalam Heng Aik Yeow, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MPRT Haji Mohd Yusree bin Haji Junaidi, and other senior officers were also present.

Prior to the MoU signing, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali held a virtual bilateral meeting with Fu and Lim.

It was also attended by Hajah Tutiaty, Haji Mohd Yusree, Heng as well as the Acting Director of Agriculture and Agrifood and the Acting Director of Fisheries.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong witnesses the document exchange between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore. PHOTO: MPRT