S. Korea to boost agriculture cooperation


SEOUL: South Korean Agriculture Minister Chung Hwang-keun will hold talks with Malaysia and Indonesia on ways to boost cooperation in agricultural and food industries and to better ensure stable supply chains.

During his visit to Malaysia, which starts today, Chung will meet with his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu, and issue a joint declaration that calls for expanding cooperation on food security, smart farming and food exports, reported Yonhap news agency.

According to South Korea’s Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ministry, both countries also plan to sign the first contract to export South Korean beef that meets halal standards.

In Indonesia, Chung is scheduled to hold a meeting with the country’s agriculture minister, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, to sign a revision to a memorandum of understanding on a beefed-up cooperation in the farming sector.

Also on the table will be how to stabilise supplies of palm oil and other major trading items. — Bernama

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