ROCB and RILO confirm its strong cooperation in AP region

23 March 2022, Online Meeting hosted by ROCB A/P

On 23 March 2022, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, and the staff of ROCB A/P met by online with Mr. Cheon-Jeong PARK, Head of RILO AP and his colleagues at the second ROCB-RILO meeting in this FY21/22, moderated by Mr. Ilkwon HAN, Program Manager of ROCB A/P.

Mr. Kuramoto expressed welcome this opportunity to discuss continually our collaboration as the same WCO regional body in AP region. He introduced the outline of ROCB A/P and key events organized by ROCB A/P including workshops in this fiscal year. He also underlined that collaboration between the ROCB A/P and RILO AP is critical to host upcoming events, such as RCL heads meeting in May.

Mr. Cheon-Jeong PARK, Head of RILO AP highlighted the importance of cooperation against the threat of illicit trade and expressed his hope to visit Thailand to have a meaningful discussion about our common interests such as golden triangle at his opening remarks.  And then Ms. Hae-Yeong PAIK, Deputy head of RILO AP explained the activities of RILO AP including current joint enforcement projects, such as Operation GOALS, MEKONG DRAGON, DEMETER. In addition, she presented the work plan of RILO AP in this fiscal year.

During the meeting, future opportunities for collaboration and next steps were actively discussed. The ROCB A/P and RILO AP have agreed on continuously strengthening ROCB A/P – RILO AP cooperation in assisting the capacity building programs in compliance and enforcement matters for AP Members.

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