14:00 | 13/03/2015 Cooperation
Vietnam and Thailand are holding fresh talks to bolster rubber cooperation.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat met on March 12 in Hanoi with his Thai counterpart Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Petipong Pungbun Na Ayudhya to reach the agreement.
For his part, Ayudhya said he hoped that Vietnam would coordinate with Thailand and other ASEAN countries to found a network of rubber producers to avoid overdependence on foreign countries outside of ASEAN.
The rubber production of Southeast Asian countries in 2014 accounted for roughly 70% of the world’s total rubber production.
Source VOC News