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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala visited Jakarta, Indonesia on June 10, 2014 and held bilateral talks with Indonesian Agriculture Minister, Dr. Ir. H. Suswono. The bilateral meeting discussed ways to strengthen Philippines-Indonesia bilateral relations in agriculture. The Secretary underlined the importance of improving the existing level of bilateral relations, particularly in horticultural exports, and in exploring greater cooperation in rice farming and other important crops.

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Also in attendance were representatives from the Embassy of the Philippines, Minister Roberto Manalo (2nd left) and Philippine Commercial Counsellor Alma Argayoso (third left). Also in photo are representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture’s Marketing Division and Quarantine Agency.