Thong said that Can Tho is an agricultural hub of the region with high production and quality of farm produce.
However, the city has still face high post-harvest loss and low price, as well as difficulties in exporting agricultural products to choosy markets, he said, pointing to the need to renovate technology in producing, preserving and processing of the products.
He proposed that the Indian diplomat help connect high-tech agricultural firms between the two sides in biotechnology and variety production.
For his part, Srikar Reddy lauded the development of Can Tho, highlighting that Indian enterprises hope to cooperate with Can Tho in high quality human resource training.
India has supported Can Tho in upgrading professional capacity for the Can Tho University of Engineering and Technology, he noted, expressing his hope that more students of Can Tho would choose India for their further training.
He also pledged to introduce more Indian firms to Can Tho to seek partnership.
According to the Can Tho Department of Foreign Affairs, as of November 2017, Can Tho exported 1.5 million USD worth of goods to India, mostly seafood, garment and textile, agricultural products. The city also imported goods valuing 1.7 million USD from India, including medical material, fabric and chemicals.