Bolivia, Chile reach agreement on agriculture, forestry

LA PAZ, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — Bolivia and Chile on Tuesday reached a cooperation agreement on agriculture and forestry in a bid to boost their competitiveness in the two sectors.

    “This work will allow us to boost the strength of each nation,” Chilean Agriculture Minister Marigen Hornkohl said in a statement.

    Hornkohl said the agreement would improve the two countries’ knowledge and technologies in agriculture and forestry.

    It will also help improve the competitiveness of the agriculture-livestock sector of both countries, mainly in the area of food, Hornkohl said.

    Under the agreement, Chile and Bolivia will strengthen cooperation to expand their scientific capacities in genetic resources and multiplication materials, Hornkohl added.

Source: Xinhua

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