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Senior Advisor Zeng Yichun attends inauguration of China-CEE Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation

DATE:2015-06-30       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA


MOA Senior Advisor Zeng Yichun attended the inauguration of the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries and the Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of China and the 16 CEE Countries held in Sofia of Bulgaria on June 26, 2015.


In his speech at the ceremony, Zeng noted that the signing of the Basic Principles for the Establishment and Operation of the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and CEE Countries marks the official establishment of the Association and further improvement in "16 + 1" agricultural cooperation mechanism. The operation of the Association will provide solid mechanism guarantee for practical agricultural cooperation between China and CEE countries and facilitate more efficient cooperation. MOAwill give positive consideration to providing effective support in capital, human resources and agricultural trade. Zeng also expressed his hope that all parties involved actively implement the commitment and carry out activities set out in the Basic Principles in the future. Efforts shall be enhanced in planning and improvement in agricultural investment and trade environment,so as to promote the two-way business investment in agriculture and agricultural trade growth between China and CEE countries. 


Delegates from the China-CEE Cooperation Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Chinese Embassy to Bulgaria and 16 ministries of agriculture of CEE countries attended the events.


During his stay in Sofia, Zeng also attended an agricultural investment forum organized by the Bulgarian side, and held bilateral meeting with Mr. Vasil Grudev, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Foodof Bulgaria. The two sides reached extensive consensus on agricultural investment, trade and the operation of the Association. 

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