Vietnam and Cambodia agreed to boost cooperation in the agro-forestry-fishery sector during a working session between the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Phnom Penh on December 21.
The working session took place within the framework of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s ongoing State visit to Cambodia.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh noted that Vietnam is the biggest among 90 importers of Cambodian agricultural products, saying it wishes to speed up the implementation of cooperation projects in agriculture and aquaculture with the neighbouring country.
For his part, Cambodian Minister Veng Sakhon said despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have recorded remarkable achievements in cooperation in growing industrial and agricultural trees, especially rubber and banana.
The two ministers concurred to intensify inspections over timber trading and proposed signing a number of cooperation agreements in agriculture and fishery between the two governments in the time ahead.