(Item 11 of the Agenda)
119. Cambodia expressed its readiness to host the Twenty-Third Session with Siem Reap as the most probable venue. Indonesia supported Cambodia's proposal, at the same time expressing its willingness to host the Twenty-Third Session with either Bali or Djogjakarta as alternative venues in the event that Cambodia's offer would not materialize. Viet Nam, on the other hand, expressed its willingness to host the Twenty-Fourth Session in 2012 while Lao PDR offered Vientiane or Luang Prabang in Lao PDR as possible venue of the Twenty-Fifth Session in 2014. The Secretary committed that he would pursue the matter with relevant authorities from these countries.
120. The Commission noted that APCAS Sessions were being organized every two years. It suggested that FAO planned activities that would allow more interactions of member countries, such as the organization of statistical training, to foster statistical capacity building of national officers.
121. The Secretary of APCAS requested Focal Points of the recently concluded Japan-supported project on RDES to update their contact information with FAO in order to maintain the network that was established in the project. This network would facilitate the continuation of project activities even as the project formally concluded in December 2007.
122. The Host Government, Malaysia, arranged a field visit for the delegates to some of the interesting sites in Sarawak, such as the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, the Agricultural Research Station in Rampangi and the Sarawak Cultural Village.