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Vice Minister Yu Xinrong Attends 2018 G20 Meeting of Agriculture Ministers

DATE:2018-07-31       SOURCE:MARA
 

On July 27, the G20 Meeting of Agriculture Ministers was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Representatives from all G20 members, some guest countries and international organizations attended the meeting. Under the theme of “Sustainable Food Future”, the meeting focused on and discussed the issues such as soil health, agricultural information and communication technologies, food loss and waste, agricultural trade and investment as well as antimicrobial resistance, and adopted the G20 Agriculture Ministers' Declaration.

 

Vice Minister Yu Xinrong led a delegation to attend the meeting and delivered a speech. According to Yu, the theme of this meeting is in line with that of the 2016 Meeting of Agriculture Ministers held in China. In face of new situations and challenges of global agriculture, China will fully implement the new development concept and work with other countries to promote the realization of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

 

Yu also stressed that green development is not only the foundation of agriculture but also an achievement of sustainable agriculture. The green development of agriculture is a strategic and long-term goal for agricultural development in different countries including China. He called on all parties to launch a new “green revolution” in agriculture. On the premise of respecting nature, all parties need to coordinate economic, social and ecological efficiency, further adjust agricultural structure, production methods and lifestyles, and realize a golden harvest through green development. Yu hoped that all parties will work together to strengthen agricultural research and innovation cooperation in pursuit of providing new driving forces for the sustainable development of global agriculture.

 

During the meeting, Yu and Argentine Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development exchanged in-depth their views on issues with common concern such as bilateral approval of biotechnology products and the Chinese fishing boats carrying out fishing activities in Argentina. Yu also held talks or exchanged views with agricultural ministers from Germany, Italy, Canada as well as Brazil and officials from the EU Commission.

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