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S. Korea, Philippines sign MOU on agriculture cooperation

All Headlines 09:00 June 04, 2018

SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the Philippines on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation in the agricultural sector, Seoul's agriculture ministry said.

Kim Hyun-soo, vice minister of South Korea's agriculture, food and rural affairs, and Emmanuel Pinol, secretary of the Philippine Department of Agriculture, signed the MOU in a meeting in Seoul.

Under the agreement, the two nations will set a agricultural cooperation committee and step up collaboration for agricultural technology development, the ministry said.

South Korea has operated the Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA) in the Philippines since 2010 to support the Southeast Asian nation's rice farming jointly with local research institutes.

"The MOU is expected to expand exchanges in the agricultural sector in the two nations and pave the way for Korea's advanced agricultural technologies to enter the Filipino market," the ministry said in a release.

Kim Hyun-soo, vice minister of South Korea's agriculture, food and rural affairs, speaks in this photo provided by the ministry on May 10, 2018. (Yonhap)

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