Thailand proposes to be centre of academic, technology information for fishery

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Thailand proposed at the 10th session of the Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) in Yemen to be a centre of academic and technology information for fisheries, Chavanond Intarakomalyasut, secretary to Thailand's Foreign Minister, said Friday.

Speaking during a telephone interview, Chavanond told the Thai News Agency (TNA) that Thailand's participation in the IOR-ARC conference has benefited the country.

As the IOR-ARC conference focused on the fisheries cooperation in this region, many IOR-ARC members are immensely rich in water resources, Chavanond said.

However, the other IOR-ARC members are not as experienced as Thailand in the fishery sector, he said.

Thailand is not only experienced in the fishery sector, but the country has also had modern technology for the fishery sector, Chavanond said.

The proposal to set up the centre in Thailand will benefit investors who want to invest in this region, the secretary to the Thai Foreign Minister said.

The IOR-ARC conference, which was hosted in Yemen during July 31-August 5, was participated by 18 member states from three continents.

Established in 1997 for economic and trade purposes, the IOR- ARC now comprises 18 Indian Ocean littoral and island states, including Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania,India, Iran, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Kenya.

Source: Xinhua

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