Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Nam Tien (Photo: VNA)
– Vietnam is ready to provide technical support and share experience
in agricultural development with Tanzania, Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Nam
Tien said during a recent meeting with the host country’s Minister of
Agriculture Adolf Faustine Mkenda.
At the working
session in Dodoma capital on June 17, Tien said the two countries boast
considerable potential for cooperation in crop cultivation, animal husbandry,
aquaculture, and forestry.
introduced Vietnam’s agricultural strengths to the Tanzania minister, noting
that Vietnam earned more than 41 billion USD from agricultural exports in 2020,
with the US being the largest importer, followed by China, the EU, ASEAN, and
on his reappointment as Minister of Agriculture, one of the most important
economic sectors in Tanzania, the diplomat expressed his delight at the recent
strides in the countries’ relations and spoke highly of the outcomes in bilateral
cooperation in bilateral and multilateral aspects
For his part,
Minister Mkenda highlighted their countries’ sound relations throughout
history, noting that in agriculture, Tanzania prioritises developing crop
varieties and animal breeds, boosting production supporting services, increasing
irrigation, expanding markets for agricultural exports, providing finance, and managing
Vietnam to share experience in developing such key farm produce as rice,
coffee, tea, and cashew nuts while calling on Vietnamese enterprises to invest in building agricultural processing factories in his country.
The two sides
shared the view on the importance of signing agreements, firstly those on double
taxation avoidance and investment facilitation and protection,
so as to create a legal framework for bilateral cooperation.
also welcomed Tanzania attending a Vietnam - Africa conference on agriculture
to be chaired by the Southeast Asian nation in late 2021./.