SEAMEC PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO SEAMEO CENTRES 1988

The SEAMEO Units in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand were honoured with a visit by His Excellency Professor Dr Faud Hassan, Minister of Education and Culture, Indonesia, and concurrently President of SEAMEC, in the year 1988.

On 11 July, the SEAMEC President visited SEAMES and SPAFA at Darakarn Building, Bangkok, and had discussions with the Directors of both units and their staff. The following day, the SEAMEC President visited the Ministry of Education, Thailand, and met with his Excellency General Mana Ratanakoses, then Acting Minister of Education, Thailand and high officials of the Ministry. From there he proceeded to TROPMED Central Office and National Centre of Thailand, and had discussions with the TROPMED Coordinator and with the staff of TROPMED National Centre of Thailand, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.

Later in the afternoon on the same day, The SEAMEC President arrived the Penang where he was received by his Excellency Mr Anwar Ibrahim, Minister of Education, Malaysia. On the morning of the following day, he visited RECSAM, where he met Tuan Haji Nik Musa bin Nik Abdullah, Chairman, RECSAM Governing Board, and held discussions with the Centre Director and his staff.

On the same day, The SEAMEC President went to Kuala Lumpur and held further discussions with the Minister of Education of Malaysia in the Latter's office. in Kuala Lumpur the SEAMEC President also invited TROPMED/ Malaysia. He then proceeded to Singapore where upon arrival, he was met by his Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Minister of Education, Singapore.

On 14 July, the SEAMEC President paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Education, Singapore, in his office, after which he proceeded to RELC where he had a meeting with the center Director, Administrative and Professional Officers and toured the Centre's facilities.

In August, BIOTROP informed SEAMES that the SEAMEC President visited the Centre on the 9th of the month to open the Symposium on Management of Mangrove Forests.

SEAMEO wishes to put on record its appreciation to his Excellency Professor Dr Faud Hassan, for taking time off his busy schedule of work to visit some of the SEAMEO Units and for the words of encouragement and advice given during the discussions with the Centre Directors and staff.

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hassan3.jpg (35946 bytes) On 11 July, the SEAMEC President visited SEAMEO Secretariat.
The SEAMEC President visited the Ministry of Education, Thailand, and met with his Excellency General Mana Ratanakoses, then Acting Minister of Education, Thailand and high officials of the Ministry on 12 July 1988.
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His Excellency took time off his busy schedule to visit the Grand Palace during his stay in Bangkok. hassan6.jpg (51303 bytes)

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