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Vice Minister Yu Kangzhen Meets JP Secretary for Food and Health Sophia CHAN 

DATE:2018-10-31       SOURCE:MARA
 

 

On October 29, Vice Minister Yu Kangzhen met with Ms. Sophia CHAN, JP Secretary for Food and Health, in Beijing. They exchanged views on strengthening agricultural cooperation between Chinese Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

 

Yu stated that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs attaches great importance to Africa Swine Fever (ASF) prevention and control and much efforts have been made in trace of foreign epidemic situation, domestic risk monitoring, research and development of prevention and control technology as well as emergency reserves in pursuit of guaranteeing the safety of live pigs supplied to Hong Kong. Yu also suggested the government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region strengthen inspection, quarantine, prevention and control of ASF. At the same time, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is willing to work with the Food and Health Bureau of Hong Kong and relevant state departments so as to coordinate and solve problems in developing deep-sea aquaculture for fishermen in Hong Kong.

 

Ms. Sophia CHAN extended good wishes to the establishment of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and expressed thanks to efforts and supports made by the Central Government in guaranteeing stability and safety of agricultural products supplied to Hong Kong. She also hoped that the Central Government will continue to provide supports for live pigs supplied to Hong Kong and fishery development.

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