- More Vietnamese agricultural experts are expected in Mozambique next month as part of the two countries technical cooperation to boost food security and fight poverty in the Southern African state.
Mozambique and Viet Nam renewed their co-operation yesterday in a number of fields, with most of the focus on agriculture.
According to a communiqué from the signing, Viet Nam will send more experts to help in the establishment of a research centre for rice production while also helping in the increasing of yields for the Mozambican farmers.
Vietnamese experts in other agricultural related fields were already dispatched to Mozambique to help the country develop agriculture and train their host counterparts.
Vietnamese minister of agriculture and rural development, Cao Duc Phat, also announced at the talks that an investment of US$6 million, would be made by his country for the research centre which is expected to provide different varieties of rice for better production.
Viet Nam has also helped Mozambique with training and it has committed to giving more of such trainings this year.
Mozambique’s minister of agriculture, Soares Nhaca, said his country was also looking at inviting Vietnamese businesses looking for investment opportunities in his country, while also creating a conducive environment for formation of partnerships with the local private sector.
The two ministers also expressed their wish to promote co-operation in other fields, such as education and training, health care, science and technology and security.
The visit by Mr Nhaca to Viet Nam was also meant to strengthen political ties, especially at the ruling party level.
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