The visiting Indian Minister of Agriculture showed interests in Vietnam’s fish farming experience as he saw a lot of potential for the two countries’ cooperation in the field and in agriculture generally.

Minister Sharad Pawar had working sessions with leaders of several research institutes for aquaculture, rice and fruit trees and representatives of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Economic Cooperation Forum, in Ho Chi Minh City on October 3.

He noted that agriculture plays an important role to both Vietnamese and Indian economies and suggested that the two sides should work out specific programmes and plans to step up their linkages in areas of their strength.

Bui Ngoc Suong, Deputy Head of the Southwest Steering Board expressed his hopes that in the future, the Indian Ministry of Agriculture will encourage Indian businesses to participate in the Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum regularly.

He also said he wants to see increased cooperation between the two countries’ businesses in researching and producing plant varieties, manufacturing agricultural machines and bio-technology.-VNA