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Vice Minister Yu Kangzhen attends 13th Meeting of China-Australia Joint Agricultural Committee

DATE:2017-09-15       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA


Vice Minister Yu Kangzhen met with Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, in Canberra on 12 September, 2017. Yu also co-chaired the 13th Meeting of China-Australia Joint Agricultural Committee with Mr. Luke Hartsuyker, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, and attended the China-Australia State-Province Agricultural Business Forum on the same day.


Yu noted that over recent years, China and Australia have conducted broad exchanges and cooperation in livestock production, fisheries and other sectors and achieved desirable results. 


In order to deepen China-Australia agricultural cooperation, Yu put forward a five-point proposal:

first, continue to carry out the Plan of Action (2017-2019) on Implementing Agricultural Cooperation Projects between the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources;


second, strengthen China-Australia livestock sector communication and cooperation with focuses on dairy technologies, beef and mutton quality & safety control, grassland production management, personnel training and S&T research;


third, discuss the signing of the China-Australia Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the Animal Health and Quarantine and establish a dialogue and direct communication mechanism between veterinary authorities of the two sides;


fourth, discuss and sign the China-Australia MOU on Fisheries Cooperation and enhance fisheries communication and cooperation;


fifth, promote the state-province communication and boost two-way agricultural investment and trade.


The Australian side fully agreed with the proposal and expressed its readiness to intensify the partnership with China in fisheries and sustainable agricultural development, among others.   

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