October, 03 2012 09:47:00

India seeks agricultural opportunities


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) meets Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.—VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday said the nation always welcomed and facilitated Indian enterprises to co-operate and invest in agriculture in Viet Nam.

He made the statement while receiving Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who arrived for an official working visit to Viet Nam yesterday.

The Prime Minister said he highly valued the great results achieved in the meeting between Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and India Minister of Agriculture Sharad Pawar, and affirmed that the country would work with India to boost bilateral relations.

Dung said he wanted the two ministries to continue conducting effective implementation of their co-operative agreements, especially in development of biological technology, post-harvesting technology, hybridisation and aquaculture and fisheries processing.

Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said India always supported the two countries' co-operation and appreciated Viet Nam's role in the region and the world.

He said that during his talks with Vietnamese Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat, the two sides agreed to improve their co-operation in the future, especially in planting of crops, livestock husbandry and aqua culture and fisheries processing.

He expressed his hope that the Vietnamese Government would support and create favourable conditions for co-operative activities between Viet Nam's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry and India's Agriculture Ministry.

Earlier, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and his Indian counterpart Sharad Pawar agreed to join hands in developing and applying science and technology in cattle and poultry breeding, new rice variety research, animal and plant quarantine, and in training agricultural experts.

The two ministers reached consensus of creating the most favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Indian enterprises to invest and do business in each other's countries.

Phat said Viet Nam had learnt much from India's experiences in agricultural production as well as received its assistance in building a rice research institute in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.

India was ready to provide technical assistance and welcome Vietnamese staff to study in India, said agriculture minister Pawar. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Your E-mail address:

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.