Kerala and Vietnam to firm up ties, says CM

Kerala goals to strengthen industrial and industrial cooperation with Vietnam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has mentioned.

He met a delegation from the southeast Asian nation led by its Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau, on Monday.


Mr. Vijayan, who addressed a workshop on Vietnam-Kerala cooperation right here, mentioned the proposed collaboration would open up ample alternatives within the farm and fisheries sectors. Kerala might be taught useful classes from Vietnam in each sectors, he mentioned.

Vietnam had developed good practices and excessive productiveness within the cultivation of crops resembling paddy, pepper, rubber, and cashew. The nation additionally maintained excellence in seafood processing and value-addition. In return, Kerala might supply good help to the nation in increased training, skilled coaching, info expertise and on-line training, he mentioned.

Ample alternatives of cooperation existed for Vietnam and Kerala, Mr. Chau mentioned.

Joint working teams

The formation of joint working teams would set the stage of cooperation between the 2 areas in agriculture and fisheries, the Ambassador mentioned. Vietnam might additionally make use of Kerala’s progress in training and tradition, he mentioned.

Exchange of local weather resilient paddy varieties, built-in farming methods, applied sciences in value-addition, and high-yield rubber varieties have been doable by this collaboration, Agriculture Minister P. Prasad mentioned.

Fisheries Minister Saji Cherian, Industries Minister P. Rajeeve, Chief Secretary V.P. Joy, Planning Board vice chairman V.Ok. Ramachandran, Officer on Special Duty (Foreign Affairs) Venu Rajamony, and the Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Ok.M. Abraham, attended the workshop.

The delegation additionally referred to as on Health Minister Veena George after visiting the household well being centre at Amachal and a COVID-19 frontline therapy centre.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-09 07:26:00

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