Vietnam’s limes and grapefruits may soon be exported to New Zealand. This is the result of talks between representatives of the two countries during their first agricultural dialogue on Wednesday.
The virtual dialogue was co-chaired by Ray Smith, CEO of the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand and Dr. Le Quoc Doanh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Vietnam.
The New Zealand Embassy press release stated that the leaders of the two countries have confirmed their mutual commitment to finalize new fruit supply channels for each other this year so that consumers can enjoy New Zealand strawberries and pumpkins in Vietnam, and Vietnamese limes and oranges in New Zealand. grapefruit.
The two sides signed an Agriculture Cooperation Arrangement (ACA) after the talks. This arrangement will enable both parties to increase their key agricultural interests in enhancing bilateral trade, while also reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, promoting food safety, using agricultural research and technology and promoting rural developments.
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