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Vietnam, Thailand to meet in Oct. about raising rice export prices

Hikes could hit 20%, adding fuel to global inflation

A woman works a rice field in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The country is considering price hikes for rice exports along with Vietnam, another major rice exporter.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/HANOI -- Vietnam and Thailand, the world's second- and third-largest rice exporters, will hold talks to raise export prices for rice, Nikkei has learned.

Thai Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on will visit Vietnam on Oct. 6-7 for talks with Vietnamese Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Le Minh Hoan regarding the countries' agricultural cooperation including rice export prices, Thai government officials said.

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