Philippines and Thailand to collaborate on buffalo breeding

The agreement between Thailand's Department of Livestock Development and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) will allow Filipino scientists to "visit Thailand to learn how they develop the dairy industry," PCC executive director Arnel del Barrio said in a press conference.

"We want to promote, exchange, and collaborate among scientists buffalo breeding, production, and nutrition management," del Barrio said.

The agricultural deal is one of the three major agreements forged between the two countries during President Rodrigo Duterte's two-day official visit to Bangkok.

Other government-to-government agreements were signed to boost tourism, science and technology.

The two countries also agreed to ensure security and stability in the region, and address issues particularly terrorism, sea piracy, and illegal trafficking of drugs and people.