During the talks, both sides agreed to boost cooperation in agriculture, irrigation and forestry.
Mr. Diep Kinh Tan, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said Vietnam was willing to send agricultural experts to Namibia to help it gradually meet the food demand and become a food exporter as well as exchange and train agricutural technicians and plant rubber trees.
Mr. Peter Iilonga, Namibian Vice Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry said, Vietnam and Namibia had a long-term agricultural cooperation and he hoped Vietnam would continue supporting his country in agriculture, especially in planting rice and developing fisheries; at the same time, review and edit to re-sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for new cooperation.
Mr. Peter Iilonga also added that the project under the Viet Nam-Namibia-FAO co-operation agreement, which sent a number of experts to Namibia to help in raising fisherie, had been initially positive.
Vice Minister Diep Kinh Tan said, Vietnam and Africa had great potential in agricultural cooperation. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development highly appreciated the cooperation with Africa in general and with Namibia in particular. Up to now, Vietnam Viet Nam has signed more than 30 agreements in agriculture, fisheries, veterinary sanitation, plant protection and plant quarantine with African countries including Angola, Mozambique, Egypt, Libya, Namibia, Sudan and Sierra Leone.