Sunday, January 06, 2008

Agriculture: Iran and Vietnam to boost cooperation in agriculture

Iran and Vietnam have expressed their desire to expand cooperation in agriculture sector.

Iranian Agriculture Jihad Minister Mohammad-Reza Eskandari said in a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart that the two countries can implement joint projects in the fields of agriculture, cattle breeding and fishery.

He also called for expansion of technical and scientific cooperation in the fields of forestry, wood production, export of local products as well as formation of joint working group in the near future.

In reply, Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, stressed the need for expansion of cooperation particularity in biotechnology sector.

He cited rice, corn, coffee, plastic, paper and tea as major crops produced in Vietnam, adding that Vietnamese officials make efforts to promote economic growth and improve living standards of the Vietnamese people.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency