A rice field in Ca Mau (Photo: VNA).

Tokyo (VNA) – Japan pays heed to the implementation of an agricultural cooperation pact with Vietnam, said agro-forestry-fisheries minister Hiroshi Moriyama.

The Minister made the statement during a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong on December 14.

Minister Moriyama lauded the high-level dialogue mechanism on agriculture between Vietnam and Japan, and the signing of a joint vision on middle- and long-term farming cooperation during the official Japan visit made by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in September.

Under the pact, from 2015-2019, a series of action plans will be piloted in Vietnamese localities to improve their agricultural value chain. The pact also mentions of the context of climate change and the training of high-quality human resources for Vietnam.

Ambassador Cuong told his host about both sides’ implementation of their agreement on opening market for the two countries’ agricultural products.

Vietnam’s Cat Chu mangoes are sold at some Japan’s supermarkets, while Japanese apples will be available in Vietnam starting December 19, he said.

Both host and guest further discussed necessary measures to boost market access for Vietnamese and Japanese agricultural goods moving forwards.-VNA