At a reception for Ireland’s Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle in Ho Chi Minh City on March 14, Phong said Ho Chi Minh City is interested in agricultural development, especially high-teach agriculture and food processing.
He urged Ireland to intensify cooperation and experience sharing in high-tech agriculture, and preservation and exploitation of ecological forests in service of tourism.
|Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) and Ireland’s Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle.
The official applauded Andrew’s role in promoting the relations between Ireland and Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City , in the fields of green agriculture and food safety.
For his part, Andrew expressed his impression on Ho Chi Minh City ’s rapid and dynamic development, saying Ireland appreciates the city’s role in Vietnam’s socio-economic development and wishes to enhance collaboration with the city in the areas of shared concern.
Specifically, Ireland wants to share experience with Ho Chi Minh City in quality agriculture with high added value products and building agricultural product processing system, and trade farm produce with the city, he said.
Andrew suggested Ho Chi Minh City roll out master solutions to harmoniously combine ecological tourism development with environmental protection, land management with forest development and protection, while investing in scientific research in agriculture.
Ireland hopes to continue its cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City in the areas that Ireland has strength and Ho Chi Minh City has demand, benefiting both sides and contributing to enhancing the Ireland-Vietnam relationship, he said.