Vietnam and Egypt signed a deal on marine and aquaculture development to promote private business links between the two countries.
The deal was made during a visit to Vietnam by an Egyptian delegation headed by the chairman of the General Authority for Fish Resources Development to develop a memorandum of understanding on fisheries development that both countries signed in 2004.
Vietnam will help train Egyptian technicians in farming grouper, cobia, butterfly fish and shrimp, according to the deal signed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Luong Le Phuong and the chairman Mohamed Fathy Osman in Ho Chi Minh City on May 10.
The leaders in the sector also agreed to exchange technology and information.
Egypt is a major Vietnamese sea product importer that consumed US$63 million worth of seafood from Vietnam in 2008.