Vientiane’s Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune spoke highly of Vietnam’s assistance to the Lao agriculture, saying it contributed to speeding up poverty eradication efforts in his country.
He said Vietnam’s agriculture achievements, especially its lessons in the fields, are useful for the development of the Lao agriculture.
Vientiane wants to step up cooperation with Can Tho in rice and fruit production, and aquaculture, especially the production of breeds, in addition to agricultural restructuring and high technology application, he said.
The Lao capital city also wants to sign a cooperation deal with Can Tho and other localities in the Southwest to carry out hi-tech agriculture projects in Laos to help ensure food security in the city as well in the country, he noted.
Secretary of the Can Tho city Party Committee Tran Quoc Trung affirmed that the local agricultural sector will step up bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes with Vientiane, aiming to realize commitments in regional and international conventions relating to climate changes, gas emission reduction, deforestation, food security and hygiene, among others.