At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam and East Flanders province of Belgium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation for the 2016-2020 period.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in HCM City on December 5, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said the MoU demonstrates the two localities’ wish to enhance their economic and trade collaboration.

The document will lay a foundation for bilateral cooperative ties in agriculture and other fields in the future, he added.

For his part, Vice Governor of the East Flanders province Geevt Versnick said the Belgian province has conducted numerous cooperation activities between Vietnam and Belgium.

The province is also carrying out effectively scientific and agricultural projects in Vietnam, he noted.

The Vice Governor highly valued HCM City’s efforts in developing hi-tech agriculture, which is expected to create enormous opportunities for cooperation with the Belgian province in the coming time.

Under the MoU, the two sides will cooperate in personnel training and technique transfer, especially in creating high-quality beef and crop varieties, post-harvest processing and packaging farm produce.

The Belgian province will also help HCM City to promote agricultural products in EU markets, including Belgium./.