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MOA holds briefing on China International Tea Expo

DATE:2017-04-24       SOURCE:MOA Information Office
 

 

The MOA held a well-attended briefing on the China International Tea Expo for the diplomatic community in Beijing on 21 April 2017. Vice Minister Qu Dongyu attended and addressed the event.

 

Vice Minister Qu pointed out that agricultural trade and exchanges have been major components of cooperation among countries along the Silk Road since ancient times. Following the principles of wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, the First China International Tea Expo is a grand event for China’s tea industry and serves as an important platform for exchanges and cooperation in tea and coffee with other countries.

 

Vice Minister Qu emphasized that the MOA highly values the First China International Tea Expo and is willing to work with all countries to facilitate policy communication, trade promotion and technological exchanges for sustainable and green development in the tea and coffee industries worldwide. He hoped that the embassies in China could convey the message to competent departments, relevant associations and large enterprises in their respective countries as soon as possible. The MOA is looking forward to their participation in the Expo.

 

At the briefing, officials from the Department of Market and Economic Information of the MOA and the Agriculture Department of Zhejiang Province outlined the theme and schedule of the First China International Tea Expo, briefed attendees on preferential  policies and services for exhibitors, and took questions from the diplomats.

 

Participants to the briefing included Ambassadors, Counsellors and Secretaries from 19 foreign countries such as Bolivia, Peru, Slovenia and Turkey, and representatives from Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, World Food Programme and Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization.

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