Southern An Giang province is willing to cooperate with Mozambican localities in growing rice, Deputy Chairman the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Nung.

The local authorities on March 12 welcomed visiting Mozambican Minister of Agriculture Jose Pacheco and his entourage who wanted to learn more about on-the-spot agricultural development.

Nung introduced to the minister his locality’s capacity of producing rice breeds to cater for its farmers and also for others in the Mekong delta region.

In reply, Minister Pacheco said his country is paying special attention to crop cultivation, especially wet rice farming.

He expressed his hope of receiving An Giang’s assistance as soon as possible so as Mozambique’s localities can start growing wet rice with the Vietnamese locality’s current farming techniques.

Earlier, the Mozambique delegation has paid a working visit to Hanoi to discuss and exchange experience in the field of agriculture and food security.-VNA