Tehran (Iranian Republic News Agency) January 5, 2007 — The agriculture ministers of Iran and Vietnam here Saturday declared that both countries are determined 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.
Eskandari further 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.
Iran can prepare grounds for awarding scholarship to Vietnamese students to study at MA and Ph.D levels, he noted.
Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, for his part, underscored the need for expansion of cooperation particularity in biotechnology sector.
He cited rice, corn, coffee, plastic, paper and tea as major crops produced in his country, adding that Vietnamese officials make efforts to promote economic growth and improve living standards of the Vietnamese people.
Vietnam imports wheat, meat, cotton, soy, corn and
chemical fertilizer, he noted.