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Minister Han Changfu Chairs 5th Meeting of China-France Mixed Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food Cooperation

DATE:2018-11-08       SOURCE:MARA

On November 4, during the first China International Import Expo, Minister Han Changfu and Didier Guillaume, French Minister for Agriculture and Food, co-chaired the 5th Meeting of the China-France Mixed Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food Cooperation in Shanghai.


Minister Han introduced the overall goals and contents of implementing the rural vitalization strategy in China and exchanged in-depth views with the French side on issues with common concern such as vocational education and training for farmers, agricultural adaptation to climate change, geographical indication products and agricultural trade. Minister Han expressed that China and French have respective advantages in agriculture and rural development, and the Chinese side is willing to work with the French side on the basis of mutual benefits and win-win cooperation, further deepen the existing cooperation and expand cooperation areas so as to push forward the agricultural cooperation between the two countries to a new height.


Mr. Guillaume fully agreed with Minister Han on his appraisal and proposal on China-French agricultural cooperation and expressed that the French side will take the opportunity of implementing the consensus reached at the meeting to make new progress in bilateral agricultural cooperation according to the priorities determined by both sides.


After the meeting, Minister Han and Mr. Guillaume signed the new Framework Agreement on Cooperation in Education and Training for Vocational Farmers and the Sino-French Center for Agricultural Training was upgraded to the Sino-French center for Agricultural Training and Rural Vitalization Services in pursuit of coordinating and promoting bilateral cooperation in training of new vocational farmers, services for rural vitalization as well as agricultural technical exchanges.

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