Vietnam advises PH to extend rice deal
HANOI, Vietnam—Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said Vietnam and the Philippines should consider extending their rice trade deal, which will expire at the end of this year, for a new period of 2017-2020.
He made the proposal during a meeting with his Philippine counterpart, Ramon Lopez, in Vientiane, Laos, on Thursday (August 4) on the sidelines of the 48th Asean Economic Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings.
Minister Anh suggested that the Philippines organize the second meeting of the Vietnam-Philippines Joint Sub-Committee on Trade at a convenient time to foster co-operation and tackle emerging problems in bilateral trade ties, as well as to discuss specific measures to boost two-way trade in the future.
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