Thu, 01 Jun 2023

BRUSSELS, 3rd June, 2022 (WAM) -- Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the EU, has met with EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski to discuss ways to foster agricultural cooperation between the two sides.

According to Vietnam News Agency (VNA) quoted, Ambassador Thao as saying agricultural cooperation is one of the pillars in bilateral ties, especially when the world is facing a growing challenge to food security.

Vietnam and the EU hold great potential for cooperation in this area as the latter is working to diversify supply sources and guarantee food security while the former boasts agricultural strength and considerable advantages generated by the bilateral free trade agreement (EVFTA), he noted.

The ambassador called on the EU to increase sharing information and experience; help Vietnam build policies and models for green, modern, and efficient agriculture along with enhancing its capacity in agriculture production through assistance in developing infrastructure, human resources, technology transfer; and invest more in hi-tech and smart farming, as well as agricultural processing for export in Vietnam.

He also suggested the EU assist Vietnam in adapting to climate change, mitigating its impacts on agriculture, and realising commitments on emissions reduction and environmental protection, especially those made at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) last year.

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