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YANGON -- Myanmar and Norway have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in development of fishery sector, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday.

The MoU was signed in Nay Pyi Taw Thursday during the current visit of Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende to Myanmar.

Under the Fish for Development Program, it will allow increased implementation of managing information related to fishery sector, ocean research, sea water fish species breeding.

The cooperation period is for five years from 2017 to 2022, the report said.

The MoU signing came after experts of Myanmar and Norway jointly conducted fishery survey in Myanmar waters and exclusive economic zone in April 2015, which was aimed at creating a long-term vision for the establishment of a national fishery research and management system.

During his visit, Brende also met with Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and the two exchanged views on promoting bilateral relations and peace process.

Source: Xinhua Net | 7 July 2017

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