Vietnam seeks FAO assistance in post COVID recovery

VOV.VN - Vietnam expects to receive assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to help the country boost post COVID recovery process, said Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Hoang Giang.

Receiving FAO country chief representative Remi Nono Womdim in Hanoi on November 8, Giang suggested that FAO help Vietnam promote innovation and digital transformation, build a sustainable and transparent food system, and increase its resilience to climate change.

He affirmed that the South-South and tripartite cooperation is an important framework for developing countries to promote their roles in and contribute to strengthening international cooperation in agriculture

Vietnam is ready to exchange and share experiences with developing countries through this mechanism, Giang said, suggesting that FAO pay attention to promoting new Tripartite cooperation initiatives, including between Vietnam and Francophone countries.

Womdim spoke highly of Vietnam’s poverty reduction achievements, abundant labour force, strategic visions and political commitments to development issues.  

Amidst challenges to agriculture, Womdim said that Vietnam’s food system should be transformed comprehensively in which science and technology play an important role.

FAO will continue to support Vietnam’s efforts to successfully implement its Sustainable Development Goals, including those on hunger and poverty reduction, he told Giang.