Viet Nam, Sri Lanka set up agricultural committee

Viet Nam, Sri Lanka set up agricultural committee

HA NOI — The agriculture ministers of Viet Nam and Sri Lanka have decided to create a Joint Agricultural Co-ordinating Committee, which will meet every two years to propose, plan, and implement programmes.

During their meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahianda Yapa Abeyzawardana reviewed the implementation of a memorandum of understanding signed in November 2006 and discussed plans for the near future.

The two ministers agreed to improve co-operation in agricultural trade, development, and communication, specifically the exchange of scientific and technological information relating to black pepper, coffee, ramputan and mango. —VNS

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