On October 5, 2017, Dr Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary, APAARI and Dr Rishi Tyagi, Coordinator, APCoAB, APAARI , had an introductory meeting with Dr Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok. After formal introduction, future collaboration areas between APAARI and FAO RAP were discussed in general and the Pacific countries in particular. Dr Kadiresan assured her full support to APAARI in achieving the common goals in the Asia-Pacific Region.