Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai welcomed Vice President of Venezuela Elias Jose Jaua Milano in Hanoi on March 11.

At the meeting, the Deputy PM said he is glad that both sides agreed to expand cooperation into areas such as oil and gas, agriculture-forestry-aquaculture and industrial processing.

He said he believes that Vietnam will benefit a great deal from cooperating with Venezuela in agricultural development.

The Venezuelan Vice President briefed the host on the intergovernmental committee meeting between Vietnam and Venezuela held from March 9-11, saying both sides reviewed current areas of cooperation and ways to foster ties in various areas, including oil extraction.

Venezuela will also send more experts to Vietnam to help with irrigation systems for large-scale farms, he said.

Earlier in Hanoi on March 10, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc and visiting Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Xoan Pablo Noya discussed ways to increase bilateral cooperation during the fifth political consultation between the two foreign ministries.-VNA