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Brussels, 4 November 2005

Visit to South-East Asia by Commissioner Markos Kyprianou 6 - 16 November 2005


Sunday – 6 November 2005

  • 16.00 Visit shrimp processing factory in Halong Bay

Monday - 7 November 2005

  • 09.15 Meeting with Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development Cao Duc Phat (including discussion on Avian Influenza)
  • 10.45 Meeting with Ms Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu (Chairwoman of National Assembly Committee of Social Affairs) to discuss HIV/AIDS
  • 14.15 Visit Bach Mai Hospital (Tropical Disease Institute which handles AI patients) and the AI Testing Laboratory of MARD
  • 16.30 Meeting with Minister of Fisheries Ta Quang Ngoc

Tuesday – 8 November

  • 09.15 Meeting with Minister of Health Tran Thi Trung Chien
  • 10.30 Courtesy call on Prime Minister Phan Van Khai or Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem
  • 12:15 EuroCham Luncheon
  • 14.30 Press Conference


Wednesday - 9 November 2005

  • 09.00 Meeting with FAO and WHO Regional Representatives
  • 09.30 Meeting with Minister of Agriculture and Cooperative Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and officials
  • 10.00 Meeting with the press
  • 11.00 Meeting with NGOs
  • 14.15 Meeting with Minister of Public Health Phinij Jarusombat and high ranking officials
  • 15.00 Visit CP Group Chicken Factory in Saraburi Province
  • 17.00 Meeting with EU Ambassadors


Friday - 11 November 2005

  • 10.30 Meeting with Messrs Tsukasa KIMOTO (Country Representative FAO), Mr. Paul Weelan (Country Representative WHO) and Dr Dirk VAN AKEN (Livestock Adviser, EU Smallholder Livestock Production Programme (SLPP)14.00 Meeting with Mr Nang SOTHY, Secretary-General of the Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce and private sector representatives in the Food Processing/ Agribusiness Sector
  • 14.40 Meeting with H.E. Mr Chan SARUN, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and H.E. Mr Nuth SOKHOM, Minister of Public Health
  • 15.50 Meeting with H.E. Mr Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce
  • 17.00 Courtesy call on H.E. Samdech HUN SEN, Prime Minister
  • 17.30 Press Briefing

Saturday - 12 November 2005 – Phuket

10.00 Visit Phuket Coastal Fishery Research and Development (Po Bay)

11.20 Visit shrimp farm ”Para Kuladam”


Monday - 14 November 2005

  • Meeting with Secretary-General of ASEAN, Mr. Ong Keng Yong (still to be confirmed)

Tuesday – 15 November 2005

  • Meeting with HE Prof. Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab, Coordinating Minister for People’s welfare
  • 14.00 Meeting with HE Dr Siti Fadilah Supari, Minister for Health

Wednesday – 16 November

  • 08.30 Meeting with HE Dr Anton Apriyantono, Minister for Agriculture
  • 10.00 Meeting with WHO and Mr Man Ho So, Representative, Mr Peter Roeder, FAO
  • 11.00 Meeting with HE Mr Freddy Numberi, Minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries
  • Press Briefing – ITVs

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