Mozambique and Vietnam have struck a deal which would see the transfer of experience and technologies in agricultural production especially of rice to the southern African country. The deal was reached in Maputo on Saturday between the Mozambican Confederation of Business Associations (CTA) and the Vietnamese Chamber of commerce and Industry.
It took place as President Trong Tan Sang of Vietnam was visiting Mozambique at the head of a high-level entourage looking to boost relations and establish cooperation over a range of spheres, including trade, investment and industries.
The agreement which was signed in the presence of Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi and his visiting counterpart Sang, paves the way for information and experience sharing on agricultural experiences and expertise in the production of rice and wheat.
The chairman of the CTA, Rogerio Manuel said his organization was keen for Vietnam to transfer technologies particularly in rice production.
Currently, Mozambique imports 360, 000 tons of rice annually to cover its deficit.
We challenge all Mozambican and Vietnamese business people, including those of the private sector, to make use of the MoU to facilitate business and the exchange of experience” Manuel said.
Mozambique has a deficit in the production of both rice and wheat. Vietnam has deep knowledge and experience in this area” he added.
The CTA boss said Mozambique was keen for partnerships with Vietnamese businesspersons mainly for the transfer of agricultural technologies, exploring the economic potentials of his country.