Vietnam aims to export 7mln tonnes rice this year - govt

This will be 400,000-500,000 tonnes higher than last year

  
A seller displays rice bags for sale at a store. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A seller displays rice bags for sale at a store. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Kham

HANOI - Vietnam aims to export 7 million tonnes of rice this year, the government said on Tuesday.

"This will be 400,000-500,000 tonnes higher than last year," Mai Tien Dung, chief of the government office, said at a news conference.

(Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Martin Petty) ((khanh.vu@thomsonreuters.com; +84 24 38259623;))

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