(Item 13 of the Agenda)
a) Venue of the Twenty-first Session of APCAS
130. Iran and Thailand offered to host the Twenty-first Session of the Commission scheduled for 2006. The Head of the delegation from Thailand confirmed the offer to host the 2006 Session of APCAS in Thailand, made by their country at the last two sessions of the Commission, in Bali, Indonesia, in 2000 and in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2002. This offer had also been reiterated in writing to the Secretariat of the Commission.
131. The Commission agreed to maintain a medium-term indicative schedule of venues for its future sessions. Both Iran and Malaysia offered to host future sessions after 2006.
b) Other Business
132. The Commission was informed of the Third International Conference on Agricultural Statistics, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, 2-4 November 2004. The theme of the conference would be on Measuring Sustainable Agriculture Indicators (MEXSAI).
133. The Commission expressed its appreciation and thanks to the host country, Government of India, for arranging the field trip of the delegates to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa.