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Minister Han Changfu Meets EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

DATE:2018-05-21       SOURCE:Information Office, MARA


On May 15, Minister Han Changfu met with Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development in Beijing. They made in-depth exchange of views on expending China-EU agricultural cooperation.

Minister Han Changfu pointed out that China and EU faced many challenges of common concerns in agricultural and rural development, including adapting agriculture to climate change, producing more agricultural products with good quality by utilizing limited resources, and encouraging young people to engage in agriculture. The Chinese side is willing to further cooperate with  EU and cope with common challenges in order to promote the stable development in agriculture and rural areas in the two sides. Mr. Hogan fully agreed with Minister Han Changfu. He also expressed the willingness to further enhancing China-EU cooperation in various fields of agriculture, especially in rural development.

Minister Han Changfu and Mr. Hogan also exchanged their views on the EU-China   geographical indication negotiations and imports of EU animal products.

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