Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that industrial and trade cooperation with Vietnam and Kerala would be strengthened and that the cooperation would open up vast opportunities in the agriculture and fisheries sectors.
Speaking at the closing session of a workshop on Vietnam-Kerala cooperation held here, the Chief Minister highlighted the similarities of Kerala and Vietnam in the field of agriculture and fishing sector and a said the Southeast Asian nation has developed excellent practices and productivity in the fields. of paddy, pepper, coffee, rubber and cashew nuts. The exchange on how this achievement has been achieved will be of great benefit to Kerala in the future development of these sectors, Vijayan said in a state government statement here.
A six-member delegation from Vietnam led by Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India, arrived in Kerala for a three-day visit. The group visited various areas of Thiruvananthapuram district.
The chief minister said Kerala will be able to provide better support to Vietnam in areas such as higher education, vocational training and information technology. He said the state can provide assistance to Vietnam in the area of ââdigital education and online learning. The Chief Minister also welcomed Vietnamese to Kerala, one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
He stressed that the relations between Kerala and Vietnam would be strengthened through expert visits and webinars and that the formation of joint working groups in the fields of agriculture and fisheries would pave the way for cooperation between the two regions.
Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau said extensive cooperation with Kerala is possible in the areas of trade and industry, the statement said.
Earlier today, the Vietnamese delegation led by the Ambassador met with Kerala Fisheries Minister Saji Cherian and discussed mutual cooperation in the fisheries sector.
“We discussed the mutual cooperation in the fisheries sector, to allow us to share their experience and technology in inland fisheries, marine fish production and distribution,” Cherian said in a tweet after the meeting.
The Vietnamese delegation also met with Minister of Health Veena George.
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