Vietnam, Panama ink MoU on agricultural cooperation
Hanoi (VNA) – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and Panamanian Minister of Agricultural Development Guillermo Salazqar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation in Hanoi on June 9.
The MoU is a legal framework to encourage further bilateral cooperation in agriculture and related fields among scientists and agricultural research and development institutions.
The same day, the two delegations held talks and agreed to focus on priority cooperation fields relating to rice, tropical fruit plants, cashew, rubber trees and fisheries.
Cooperative activities will be carried out in various fields, including exchanges of expert delegations, crop seeds, animal breeds, technical information and documents as well as planning and implementing joint research projects.
Minister Phat said that because Vietnam and Panama lie on close parallel latitude s they have similar agricultural plants, which is favourable for technical exchange between the two countries.
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