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Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, to Attend the G20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting in Niigata, Japan from 11 to 12 May 2019

Singapore, 9 May 2019 – Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, will be in Niigata, Japan, from 11 to 12 May 2019 to attend the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting. Singapore’s participation is at the invitation of Japan, which is currently holding the G20 Presidency.

2          At the Meeting, Minister Masagos Zulkifli will deliver remarks at a session on pursuing possible contributions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Minister’s remarks will highlight Singapore’s efforts in developing urban food solutions. This includes harnessing technology to farm sustainably and more productively to secure a resilient supply of safe food.

3          A Ministerial Declaration will be adopted at the Meeting, in preparation for the G20 leaders’ summit from 28 to 29 June 2019, in Osaka, Japan. The Declaration is expected to underscore the importance of: (i) leveraging innovation to ensure sustainability in the agro-food sector; (ii) developing food value chains in an inclusive manner; and (iii) international collaboration to address global challenges that affect the agro-food sector. 

4      Minister Masagos Zulkifli will visit agri-tech and food-related facilities and meet key Ministerial counterparts and stakeholders. Minister Masagos Zulkifli will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Singapore Food Agency.

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