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Workshop discusses Belgian support for Vietnam’s agriculture

Hanoi, November 24 (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Belgian Embassy in Vietnam held a workshop in Hanoi on November 23 to review Vietnam – Belgium farming cooperation.

The workshop looked into engagement between the two countries’ governments, universities, institutions, and businesses. Discussion revolved around food safety regulations, climate change impacts, and sustainable agriculture in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh stressed Belgium is an important partner of Vietnam, providing assistance in the management of water resources and sanitation.

The sides have held regular information exchanges on food safety to facilitate bilateral trade of farm produce, he added.

The official suggested Belgium introduce advanced technologies and modern management methods to Vietnam, helping the country restructure its agricultural sector to adapt to climate change.

Dirk Achten, Secretary General of Belgium’s Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, said Vietnam is a strong partner of his country.

He stated Belgium will continue its support for Vietnam via more joint projects between the two countries’ non-governmental organisations, universities and private companies.
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