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Vice Minister Qu Dongyu Meets Secretary-General of Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Fishing Resources of Burkina Faso Guire

DATE:2018-09-10       SOURCE:MARA
 

On September 4, Vice Minister Qu Dongyu met with a delegation headed by Alassane Guire, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Fishery Resources of Burkina Faso, who was invited to visit China, and they exchanged ideas on strengthening China- Burkina Faso agricultural cooperation.

 

Qu extended his warm welcome to Guire’s visit and emphasized that China has attached great importance to agricultural cooperation with Burkina Faso and has been willing to help Burkina Faso develop modern agriculture and improve food security. Since the restoration of diplomatic relations between China and Burkina Faso three months ago, and with the guidance of the leaders  and joint efforts by agricultural departments of the two countries, China-Burkina Faso agricultural cooperation has witnessed a good start. He said that, during the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), a series of agricultural initiatives were proposed and the heads of state of the two countries reached some important consensuses. The Chinese side will join hands with Burkina Faso to facilitate  the establishment of agricultural cooperation mechanism, jointly make agricultural development plan for Burkina Faso and reinforce personnel exchanges and capacity building in pursuit of promoting agricultural investment and trade cooperation by implementing agricultural measures put forward during the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit and the consensuses reached by the two heads of state.

 

Mr. Guire expressed that although Burkina Faso boasts rich resources, its agricultural development still faces many difficulties. He hopes to get help from China in order to realize variety improvement and mechanization of agricultural production so as to enhance agricultural comprehensive production capacity.
 

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