The Vietnam-Mongolia Intergovernmental Committee on Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technological Cooperation convened for the 15th time on March 18, aimed at further strengthening and increasing cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and Mongolian Minister of Industry and Agriculture Kh.Battulga briefed each other on the political and socio-economic situation in either country.

The two ministers praised both sides’ cooperation in many fields. However, cooperation results had not yet met the two sides’ potential, especially in sectors that they have strengths, including agriculture, they said.

They reviewed the results of agreements signed at the last meeting.

Their joint-venture projects on veterinary medicine, animal feed production and organic vegetable farming (in Mongolia), and pig, poultry and high-yield dairy and cattle farming (in Vietnam) were also put on the table for discussion.

Phat said Vietnam could supply rice, fruit, tea and sugar and other farm produce to Mongolia , and wishes to import animal meat, tanned leather and wool from the country.

Kh.Battulga proposed Vietnamese experts go to his country and select enterprises that could meet Vietnam ’s requirements in animal meat production and others.-VNA