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Senior agricultural officials of Vietnam and India on September 30 agreed to form a joint working group to examine opportunities and resolve problems hampering the trade of agro-products between the two countries.

At a working session with visiting Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam, Indian Minister of Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan said India and Vietnam have many cooperation opportunities in agriculture, especially in husbandry and farming.

He affirmed that India is ready to cooperate and share experience with Vietnam in these fields.

Deputy Minister Tam noted that agricultural cooperation between the two countries has been under potential and expectations from the two governments, especially commitments and MoUs signed by the two countries.

Tam said India is strong in many areas Vietnam need to develop its agriculture such as animal husbandry and veterinary medicine research and production.

The Vietnamese deputy minister is in India for a working visit, during which he also met with the agricultural minister of the Haryana state in the north of India.-VNA