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  • Vietnam and Mozambique aim to promote agricultural cooperation and development 05/30/2023

    May 30th, 2023

    The two sides had assessments on agricultural cooperation projects and exchanged prospects for cooperation in the coming time. This is an activity of the delegation during its working time in Maputo capital to attend the fourth session of the Joint Committee of Intergovernmental Vietnam and Mozambique. Talking with his Mozambican counterpart, Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Tri said that the delegation included leaders and representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique and 2 representatives of leaders of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ho Chi Minh City and An Giang province - which are strong in agricultural production - and a representative of the Vietnam Cashew Association. Sharing about the achievements in agricultural development and rural development in Vietnam in recent years, from a country with severe food shortage in the 1980s, Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Tri said that Vietnam now produces tens of millions of tons of food every year. Vietnam has also become a rice producer and exporter with the world's second largest rice output. Vietnamese rice has won major awards including the best rice in the world. Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Tri affirmed that the advancements and developments in the field of agriculture and rural development have helped Vietnamese farmers not only have enough food and warm clothes, but also bring opportunities to get richer and develop more. again. Agriculture has always been considered as a platform for economic and social development in Vietnam. Assessing the results of agricultural cooperation between Vietnam and Mozambique, Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Tri said that the two countries have coordinated and researched and developed food crops, in which Vietnam has sent many experts and technicians. to support Mozambique. The Deputy Minister expressed his hope that in the coming time, the two countries will continue to cooperate with each other based on their respective agricultural strengths to develop together. Deputy Minister Olegário dos Anjos Banze expressed his gratitude for Vietnam's valuable support for Mozambique, not only in the agricultural sector but also in the projects of sending Vietnamese education and health experts to help Mozambique. , as well as Vietnamese telecommunications enterprises to invest and develop telecommunications services in Mozambique. Affirming that Mozambique has always considered agriculture as a platform for economic development like Vietnam, Deputy Minister Banze said that with 70% of the population living in rural areas, agricultural and rural development policies are always considered. important. Appreciating many successful agricultural projects in Mozambique with the support of Vietnamese experts, Deputy Minister Banze expressed his wish to continue receiving help from Vietnam and learn from Vietnam's experience. in many areas such as processing cashew nuts. He said Mozambique hopes that more Vietnamese businesses will come and share experiences and technology in cashew nut processing because now Mozambique considers cashew to be one of the top agricultural development priorities in the southern country. this Africa. Deputy Minister Banze also expressed his desire to learn from Vietnam's experience in building and managing irrigation and irrigation systems, as well as making use of available food crops to produce animal feed, develop dairy industry… Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Tri affirmed that Vietnam is ready to continue to support and share agricultural experiences with Mozambique in a closed loop, from cultivation, processing, production to development into commercial products. In addition, Vietnam is also willing to share knowledge on improving product quality based on three important factors, including irrigation, varieties and farming methods. Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Tri said promoting agricultural cooperation is also an important part of the content of the fourth meeting of the Vietnam and Mozambique Intergovernmental Committee, which the Deputy Minister is the chair of. Also at the meeting, the two deputy ministers presented souvenirs of high quality agricultural products from each country.