Vietnam and Mexico still have a lot of opportunities for cooperation in many areas, especially in climate change and scientific and technological development.

This was stated by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Van Lang at a February 22 meeting with Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, Secretary General of the Mexican Labour Party (PT) in Mexico City .

Lang, who is also Head of the Management Board of Hoa Lac High-Tech Park, led a delegation from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) to Mexico from February 20-22.

During the meeting, Senator Anaya briefed his guest on the development of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the largest in Latin America , and the scientific-technological sector. He pointed out the potential for cooperation between the MoST and UNAM as well as between institutes from both countries.

He also confirmed the PT’s support for Vietnam ’s scientific and technological development.

In term of agriculture, the senator said that Mexico had a lot of experience of growing avocado trees, noting this could be a new area for the two countries to cooperate in.

Both Lang and Anaya confirmed the fine relationship between the PT and the Communist Party of Vietnam as well as between the two peoples and spoke highly of the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the future, particularly in agriculture and the scientific research and application of technologies that serve economic development.

Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation made a fact-finding tour of the Milpa Alta area which specialising in growing cactus. They also met with the staff of the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Animal Production under the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food and visited the UNAM’s Institute of Geophysics .

After these meetings, both expressed their delight at the similarities Vietnam and Mexico share and the potential for cooperation in areas such as agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry.

They agreed to continue exchanging delegations as well as their experiences and information on manufacturing and exploiting the use of satellites and telescopes to strengthen bilateral cooperation and boost economic development for mutual benefit of the people of both countries.

On February 23, the delegation left Mexico for Cuba. /.