| EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski (L) and Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh (R) in Hanoi on July 11, 2022. (Photo: VNA)
Deputy PM Thanh met EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski on Monday in Hanoi. He said Vietnam wishes to expand collaboration with the bloc in agriculture, especially trade, investment, climate change adaptation, green agriculture, and the building of farm produce supply chains.
The Deputy PM suggested the EU facilitate the export of Vietnamese agricultural and fishery products to the market, and called on the EU Commissioner to encourage EU firms to invest in Vietnam, focusing on high-tech agriculture and farm produce processing.
Wojciechowski said the EU wants to import tropical agricultural products from Vietnam and expressed his support for the Vietnamese government in sustainable development and protection of agricultural production activities, especially small-scale farming.
He stressed the need to step up efforts towards sustainable development, smart agriculture, favorable nature, climate change adaptation, and global food security.
Deputy PM Thanh informed the EU Commissioner about Vietnam’s efforts to remove the EU’s 'yellow card' warning on Vietnam’s fishery sector, and proposed the EU soon lift it.