Vietnam ready to help Benin develop agriculture
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem has affirmed Vietnam’s willingness to increase cooperation in agriculture with African countries, including Benin .
Hanoi (VNA) – Receiving Beninese Minister of Agriculture, Breeding and Fisheries Dovonou Roger in Hanoi on August 15, Khiem noted the positive development of the two countries’ relations since the Vietnam visit by Beninese President Boni Yayi in November 2006.
Vietnam is ready to share experiences in agricultural development with the black continent, including Benin, within its national plan of action on promoting Vietnam-Africa cooperation for the 2004-2010 period, he stressed.
Deputy PM Khiem welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation between the two agriculture ministries during Minister Dovonou Roger’s Aug. 13-15 visit.
Earlier, the Beninese minister held talks with Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat. They exchanged views on agricultural development in the two countries and discussed opportunities for the two countries’ agricultural cooperation.
The two sides reached consensus on bilateral cooperation in planning Benin’s Niger and Oueme valleys, including the sending of Vietnamese experts to Benin , varieties supply and training.