EU-Vietnam cooperation in plant protection


The European Union (EU) mission in Vietnam and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on plant protection on April 19.

MARD Deputy Minister Bui Ba Bong said that the MoU will help Vietnam promote agricultural cooperation with members of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

IPPC members, thus enabling the country to fully perform its duties as by 2016.

The Ambassador and Head of the EU mission in Vietnam, Sean Doyle, said intellectual property right and plant protection right are very important, especially for an agricultural country like Vietnam as they will bring benefits to the community in the long run.


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