Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat held talks with Bangladeshi Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Muhammed Sayedul Hoque in Hanoi on March 16 to discuss measures to intensify cooperation in aquatic farming, particularly in oyster breeding for pearls.

At the meeting, Hoque introduced Bangladesh’s potential and advantages in aquaculture.

Bangladesh wants to coordinate with Vietnam in oyster farming and receive the country’s assistance in terms of technology and young oysters, he said.

The guest also proposed employing Vietnamese experts to study the environment and climate for oyster farming in Bangladesh.

Minister Phat suggested the two sides assign their offices to draft a cooperation agreement in the field.

He took the occasion to invite the Bangladeshi delegation to visit several oyster-breeding facilities in Vietnam.-VNA