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Vietnam & Japan to open up agri markets

Released at: 17:21, 15/12/2015

Vietnam & Japan to open up agri markets

Two to take measures necessary to open up markets for agriculture products in both countries.

by Hoang Anh

At a meeting on December 14 between Ambassador of Vietnam to Japan, H.E. Nguyen Quoc Cuong, and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hiroshi Moriyama, Vietnam and Japan discussed the adoption of all necessary measures to open up markets for the agricultural products of both countries.

According to Ambassador Cuong the Cat Chu mango from Vietnam has been selling in certain Japanese supermarkets while Japanese apples will become available at a number of Vietnamese supermarkets from December 19.

The other main focus of attention in the meeting was agricultural cooperation in terms of climate change, especially in the Mekong Delta. Cooperation in training high quality human resources was also discussed.

Such commitments for strengthening mutual cooperation in agriculture will be implemented by specific action plans from 2015 to 2019 in locations in Vietnam, aimed at enhancing the food value chain and establishing supply chains of high quality products.

The focus will also be on production and processing, such as improving productivity and value-added agricultural products as well as developing products and distribution networks.

Minister Moriyama said he is pleased that bilateral relations have been gaining momentum in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in recent times.

He also expressed his appreciation of the “Medium and Long-term Vision on Agricultural Cooperation” signed in September during the official visit to Japan by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

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