Joint Communique/Media Release: Special Ministerial Committee Meeting (MCM) 2019 International Tripartite Rubber Council

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) — Three Ministers from the main natural rubber (NR) producing countries, namely Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the Special Ministerial Committee Meeting of the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) on 22 February 2019. The Meeting was hosted by Thailand as the largest producer of NR at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok.

The Meeting was chaired by the Host Minister, H.E. Grisada Boonrach, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand. The other member countries were represented by H.E. Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Republic of Indonesia, and H.E. Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries of Malaysia. The three Ministers were accompanied by senior officials from governments and members of the Board of Directors of the International Rubber Consortium – a company established by the three members of ITRC.