Vietnam, Nepal consider opening markets for agricultural produce

(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a welcoming ceremony for his Nepali counterpart Prasad Sharma Oli at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Saturday. 
Vietnam, Nepal consider opening markets for agricultural produce - ảnh 1

During the talks afterwards, the two Prime Ministers expressed their pleasure over the Vietnam visit by Mr. Oli with the signing of many important documents. PM Phuc called on Nepal to help Vietnamese enterprises seek investment opportunities in all fields, particularly in energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications. Both sides agreed to consider proposals on opening markets for each other agricultural produce, including rice, pepper, cashew nuts, rubber, and tropical fruits. They said the countries will boost information exchange and expand cooperation in hi-tech agriculture and exchange agronomists. Both reached consensus on increased cultural and tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges. Vietnam pledged to establish the Vietnam-Nepal Friendship Association in Hanoi in the near future.

After the talks, both Prime Ministers witnessed the signing of the agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders between the two governments, an MOU on establishing the mechanism on bilateral consultation between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs, a letter of intent on negotiating and signing the framework agreement on trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and Nepal’s Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply.

Later the same day, the Nepali Prime Minister met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and visited the Presidential Palace relic site.

Earlier Saturday, the Nepali guests laid wreaths at the Monument of Heroic Martyrs and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.