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Sri Lanka and Vietnam to enhance agricultural ties

Jul 15, 2011 6:12:40 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka and Vietnam have agreed to improve the bilateral ties between the two countries on agriculture.

The Agriculture ministers of the two countries during a meeting in Hanoi, agreed to improve cooperation in agricultural trade, development, and communication, and in particular the exchange of scientific and technological information relating to black pepper, coffee, rambutan and mango. The Vietnam News Service said Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat reviewed the implementation of an MOU inked in November 2006 and discussed plans for the near future. The two of them had also agreed to create a Joint Agricultural Coordinating Committee that will meet every two years to propose, plan, and implement agricultural development programmes.