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Senior Advisor Song Jianchao visits the Netherlands, Uruguay

DATE:2018-06-08       SOURCE:Information Office, MARA

Senior Advisor Song Jianchao led a Chinese delegation to visit the Netherlands and Uruguay from May 22 to 29, 2018.


During his visit to the Netherlands, Song Jianchao held a bilateral meeting with Aldrik Gierveld, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands. The two sides signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the management of agricultural product quality and safety. Song Jianchao suggested that the two sides cooperate in agricultural product quality and safety standards, production procedures of agricultural input and related government regulation at the next stage. Aldrik Gierveld agreed with Song Jianchao and pledged to earnestly implement the MOU.  Song Jianchao also visited the research center of Wageningen University and a cattle slaughterhouses of Vion Food Group.


During his visit to Uruguay, , Song Jianchao co-chaired the 2nd Meeting of China-Uruguay Joint Committee on Agriculture with Alberto Castelar, Undersecretary of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) of Uruguay. Song Jianchao noted that two sides shall implement the five-year plan for bilateral agricultural cooperation and proposed that the bilateral agricultural cooperation give priority to China-Uruguay fishery complex, agriculture research centers,  joint Master degree programs, germ plasm exchanges, and new varieties breeding. Alberto Castelar pledged to intensify cooperation with China in fishery complex, germplasm exchanges and agricultural products quality and safety.


During his stay in Uruguay, Song Jianchao paid a courtesy call on Enzo Benech, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) of Uruguay.


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