Vietnam and Mexico have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in agriculture in the future.

The agreement was made at a recent meeting between Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Thanh Tung and Mexican Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa), Francisco Mayorga.

During the meeting, both sides have made positive assessment on advantages and potentials for agricultural development towards signing an agreement for closer cooperation between the two countries in this field.

Minister Tung said that Mexico can learn about rubber and coconut trees growing and processing technology from Vietnam while Mexico can help Vietnam with breeding fish. In addition, the two sides can share experiences in shrimp breeding for export and producing agricultural machinery.

Mayorga highlighted the importance of strengthening cooperative relations between Mexico and Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam , affirming that Mexico intends to deploy a number of agricultural projects in Vietnam in the coming time.

Sagarpa’s statistics showed that, since early this year, the value of Mexico ’s farm produce exports to Vietnam reached 100 million USD with a total two-way trade of more than 300 million USD.

Last year, Vietnm – Mexico bilateral trade surpassed 950 million USD. The figure is expected to hit 1 billion USD this year./.