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Vice Minister Niu Dun meets Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water Management

DATE:2014-10-22       SOURCE:MOA
Vice Minister Niu Dun met with Mr. Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Beijing on October 20, 2014.

Niu expressed his appreciation to Austria for highly valuing the agricultural partnership with China. He agreed with Minister Rupprechter's proposal on renewing the MOU between China and Austria on agricultural cooperation. Niu noted that the Chinese side would like to extend existing cooperation to certain new areas of common interest, and would submit the detailed proposal for consideration later on.

Niu suggested that the two sides should establish a working group and map out a specific plan to facilitate the implementation of the MOU, and strengthen cooperation in livestock production, animal health, agro-product quality & safety, agricultural trade, and so on.

Minister Rupprechter fully agreed with Niu on his above views on bilateral ties. He said that Austria has always attached great importance to agricultural collaboration with China,and in 2015 agricultural diplomats will be assigned in Austrian Embassy to China to deal with bilateral agricultural cooperation affairs.
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