Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong made the statement at a reception for visiting Australian Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie on Friday. He said the city is developing high-tech agriculture and restructuring towards urban agriculture, so it wants to strengthen cooperation with Australia through transferring technology and sharing experience in the field. The official asked Australia to support local agriculture exporters to improve packaging and preservation of products while controlling quality and food safety to access the market.
Ms. McKenzie said the relations between Australia and Vietnam are thriving in various fields, especially agriculture. She said that as Ho Chi Minh City is a key destination in the Vietnam-Australia agriculture cooperation strategy, the country is willing to share its experience and transfer technology to help the southern city ensure food safety as well as provide technical guidance for local farmers.