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Belt and Road (Dunhuang) International Forum for Agricultural Cooperation Successfully Held

DATE:2018-09-29       SOURCE:MARA


On September 27, as one of special forums during the 3rd Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo, the Belt and Road (Dunhuang) International Forum for Agricultural Cooperation, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the People’s Government of Gansu Province, was held at the Dunhuang International Conference and Exhibition Center with the theme of “Symphony Along Silk Road, Great Tour in Gansu, Green Agriculture and Win-Win Cooperation”. Tang Renjian, the Governor of Gansu Province and Vice Minister Qu Dongyu delivered keynote speeches and about 150 participants, including agricultural officials and foreign diplomats of the Belt and Road countries, delegates of FAO, World Food Program (WFP) and other agricultural international organizations as well as representatives of agricultural departments in some provinces or autonomous regions and Chinese and foreign enterprises participated in activities involved.


Qu pointed out that agriculture is the greatest common factor of the Belt and Road Cooperation and made proposals on further carrying forward the Silk Road Spirit, exchanging views on agricultural policies and formulating agricultural plan with the Belt and Road countries, jointly establishing the green and sustainable path of agricultural development and inheriting and promoting agricultural civilization in pursuit of breaking new ground for agricultural exchanges and cooperation in the Belt and Road countries.


Some exchange activities among authorities, enterprises and academic circles such as topic discussion, panel discussion and free connecting were held during the forum. At the same time, the People’s Government of Gansu Province respectively signed cooperation agreements on agricultural technology, investment and e-commerce with WFP, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, EKPAC in Israel, Alibaba Group and Gaoxing Group.


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