A conference discussing measures to promote forestry-agriculture links between the capital cities of Vietnam and Laos was held in Hanoi on June 30.

During the event, Hanoi’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Vientiane’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry agreed to further boost their cooperation in agricultural and rural development on both scale and content in the coming time.

In particular, the two sides will work closely together to build a master plan for agriculture-forestry development in Vientiane to 2020, with a vision to 2030.

Hanoi will also help Vientiane enhance state management of agriculture and farming land; irrigation management; high-technology application and mechanisation in agricultural production.

The two sides pledged to work as a bridge to connect the two countries’ businesses operating in the field of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.-VNA