Mexico, Việt Nam to co-operate on agricultural research

Update: November, 14/2018 - 18:08
On behalf of INIFAP, Ambassador Sara Valdes Bolano and director of the VAAS Nguyễn Hồng Sơn present the MoU on agricultural co-operation. — Photo courtesy of the embassy
Viet Nam News

­­­­­­­­­­­­HÀ NỘI — Mexico and Việt Nam committed to co-operating in the agricultural sector as the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Investigations (INIFAP) of Mexico and the Việt Nam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday in Hà Nội.

Under the agreement, INIFAP and VAAS will facilitate dialogue to identify and execute projects in areas of interest to both parties, such as selection of seeds through biotechnology, research of rice and corn seeds and management of nutrition in soil.

The agreement was signed by director of the VAAS Nguyễn Hồng Sơn and director of INIFAP Jose Fernando de la Torre Sanchez.

The MoU demonstrates the good relationship between the two countries.

With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) scheduled to come into effect in December, Việt Nam will become a strategic partner for Mexico in the agri-food sector, making research and technology transfer agreements between the countries more important than ever, according to the Ambassador of Mexico to Việt Nam, Sara Valdes Bolano. — VNS