May 25, 2013
Argentina and Vietnam in South-South cooperation
Argentine and Vietnamese government officials held the Third Inter-Governmental Committee meeting in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, on Wednesday (October 31). The meeting, headed by Argentina’s Foreign Trade Secretary Beatriz Paglieri and Vietnam’s Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Tran Truan Anh, focused on bilateral trade regulatory aspects and the possibility of creating a South-South cooperation plan, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.
Agricultural and Fish Ministry and National Agricultural Health Service officials held meetings with their Vietnamese counterparts with the aim of keeping ports open for the importation of Argentine meat and vegetable products, in spite of the new regulations enforced by the Vietnamese Government.
A South-South cooperation plan was agreed for the 2012-2014 period, consisting of a dozen projects concerning agriculture, health and forensic medicine. These included subjects such as foot-and-mouth disease control in Vietnam, the sharing of Argentine silo-bag technology, biotechnology incorporation to improve soybean yields, rice pest resistance and quinoa cultivation.