- To share information on the state and commitment of member countries in the development and regulation of modern biotechnology products;
- To understand the impacts of biotechnology on agriculture, food security and poverty in the region;
- To explore possible areas for collaboration and cooperation in the development of biotechnology products as adaptation strategy for climate change; and
- To identify areas in biotechnology product regulations that may negatively affect free trade within the ASEAN.
Two representatives each from Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia, and a total of 10 from Vietnam (including secretariat support) participated in the activity. Representatives of international development organizations and those working on biotechnology were likewise invited.