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Vice Minister Qu Dongyu attends Agricultural Cooperation Forum of 4th China-Russia Expo

DATE:2017-06-19       SOURCE:MOA Information Office

The Agricultural Cooperation Forum of the 4th China-Russia Expo opened in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on 15 June 2017. Vice Minister Qu Dongyu, Vice Governor of Heilongjiang Province Lv Weifeng and Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Gruzdev attended and addressed the opening ceremony.


Vice Minister Qu noted that China and Russia are traditional friendly neighbors and two major economies and emerging markets in the world.


Over recent years, the two countries have witnessed high level development of bilateral ties and expansion of cooperation areas, and agriculture is always one of the priorities of bilateral collaboration. 


Vice Minister Qu underlined that in order to deepen China-Russia agricultural cooperation, we should, first of all, reinforce policy communication and coordination and create a favorable environment for bilateral agricultural trade development. 


On the basis of bilateral cooperation, the two sides should promote communication and coordination within BRICS, SCO and other multilateral mechanisms; second, tap the potential and boost broader agricultural cooperation at local levels, with focuses on enhancing regional exchanges, facilitating trade partnership of businesses, encouraging local investment collaboration, exploiting the potential of agricultural cooperation of various businesses and jointly creating a favorable policy environment for enterprises of both sides; third, seek innovative cooperation modes, strengthen cooperation along the whole industrial chain of industrial parks and cross-border e-commerce and lift bilateral agricultural cooperation to a higher level. 


China and Russia should extend agricultural industrial chain, advance cross-border e-commerce cooperation and build up platforms for online-offline communication.


Meanwhile, the two sides should step up agro-processing, storage and logistics, intensify the construction of agricultural high-tech industrial parks, bolster industrial cluster development and improve competitiveness in the market.


The Agricultural Cooperation Forum of the 4th China-Russia Expo is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture of China, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the People’s Government of Heilongjiang Province. Nearly 200 representatives of governments, research institutes and businesses of both countries attended the event.


The representatives discussed supportive policies for agricultural investment in prioritized areas, shared their experience and outlined the prospects of future cooperation, highlighting the two major topics of China-Russia agricultural trade development and cooperation innovation.

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