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Minister Han Changfu meets Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Colombian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

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

Minister Han Changfu met with Mr. Michael William Creed, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Mr. Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Colombian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, respectively, on May 14, 2018. Minister Han exchanged views with his counterparts on China-Ireland and China-Colombia agricultural cooperation.

 

Minister Han Changfu meets with Mr. Michael William Creed, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

 

Minister Han Changfu meets with Mr. Michael William Creed, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

 

Minister Han Changfu spoke highly of agricultural cooperation between China and Ireland. He pointed out that China and Ireland are highly complementary in agriculture and have great cooperation potential. The Chinese side is willing to work with Ireland and continue to strengthen bilateral agricultural cooperation especially in livestock, supervision over agricultural products quality and safety and fisheries. Minister Han Changfu appreciated Ireland’s participation in the China International Import Expo to be held in Shanghai this autumn and he also invited the Irish side to participate the 16th China International Agricultural Trade Fair (CATF). Irish Minister noted that Ireland has mapped out a national development plan for food industry as well as an agenda for sustainable agricultural development. Ireland is sharing converging goals with China in agricultural products quality and safety and sustainable agricultural development, thus the two sides enjoy broad space for cooperation. Ireland stands ready to work with China to further China-Ireland agricultural cooperation.

 

Minister Han Changfu meets with Mr. Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Colombian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development  

 

Minister Han Changfu meets with Mr. Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Colombian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development  

 

Minister Han Changfu extended congratulations on Colombia’s achievements in agricultural development during its peace process. He spoke highly of the bilateral agricultural cooperation, clarified China’s policies in response to Minister Zuluaga’s concern about exports of Colombian agricultural products to China and put forward suggestions on furthering China-Colombia agricultural cooperation. Minister Han Changfu pointed out that there is great potential for agricultural cooperation between China and Colombia. The two countries are highly complementary in tropical agricultural science and technology and thus have broad prospects for two-way agricultural trade and investment. The Chinese side welcomed promotion of Colombian coffee and other high-quality agricultural products and discussion on possibility of China-Colombia coffee demonstration park in China. Minister Han Changfu also expressed appreciation for Colombia’ s participation in the 2nd  China International Tea Expo in Hangzhou to be held in the following days. Minister Zuluaga fully agreed with Minister Han Changfu and expressed his thanks for China’s support to peace process in Colombia. The Colombian side attaches great importance to agricultural cooperation with China and stands ready to jointly advance result-oriented cooperation.

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