Philippines to help Brunei to develop agricultural sector

 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — The Philippines
is expected to help Brunei to develop its agricultural sector,
according to Brunei newspapers on Saturday.

    This was one of the outcomes of
talks between Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Philippines President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyoin Manila on Friday.

    Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was
ending his three-day visit to the Philippines on Saturday, according to
the Brunei Times.

    The Philippines would send a
delegation to assist Brunei in its drive to develop its agricultural
sector as one result of the closed-door discussions between the leaders
of the two countries, the newspaper said.

    According to a joint statement
issued on the closed-door meeting, Arroyo said that Brunei had shown
interest in seeking assistance from the Philippines in rice production
as Brunei hoped to achieve self-sufficiency in agriculture production.

    Arroyo said that her country will
send a delegation to visit Brunei to discuss mutual cooperation in
agriculture, according to the newspaper.