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Vietnam and Mongolia will expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, especially economics, trade and science-technology to meet their national interests.

The agreement waMongolia, Vietnam boost economic tiess reached at the 15th session of the Vietnam-Mongolia Inter-governmental Committee for Economic, Commercial, and Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Hanoi on March 18.

Both sides showed their keen interest in agricultural cooperation, in which Mongolia will supply its consumer  goods such as animal products, wool and leather to Vietnam, and in turns Vietnam will ship rice, sugar, fruits, vegetables, tea and other agro-forestry products to its partner.

They agreed to increase cooperation in animal health examinations for lamb, goat meat and other frozen meat imported into Vietnam from Mongolia. They agreed to send Vietnamese veterinarians to work in Mongolia, and select quality meat production enterprises to export their products to each other’s markets.

The Vietnamese side expressed their desire to invest in Mongolia’s food and agriculture industry.

Both sides agreed to jointly implement cultivation projects, continue negotiations of animal feed production, and establish a joint venture to grow vegetables in Mongolia.

They are scheduled to sign the minutes of the meeting in Hanoi on March 19.

The meeting is being co-chaired by Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and Mongolian Minister of Industry and Agriculture Kh. Battulga.

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