VN to help Namibia
QĐND - Sunday, July 01, 2012, 20:52 (GMT+7)
Viet Nam was willing to send agricultural experts to Namibia to help it gradually become a food exporter, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan in Ha Noi yesterday.
Speaking with visiting Namibian Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Peter Iilonga, Tan said Viet Nam and Namibia had great potential in agricultural co-operation, given the modest co-operation in bilateral relations between the two.
Iilonga said he hoped Viet Nam would continue supporting his country in agriculture, especially in planting rice and developing fisheries. He added that the project under the Viet Nam-Namibia-FAO co-operation agreement, which sent a number of Vietnamese experts to Namibia to help in raising fisheries, had been positive.
The two agreed to boost co-operation in agriculture, irrigation and forestry, especially in producing rice, exchanging experts, exporting Namibia's beef to Viet Nam, training agricultural technicians and planting rubber trees.
Viet Nam has signed more than 30 agreements in agriculture with African countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Egypt, Libya, Namibia, Sudan and Sierra Leone.