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Vice Minister Yu Xinrong Attends the 5th APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security

DATE:2019-08-30       SOURCE:MARA


Yu Xinrong Meeting with Peruvian Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Muñoz


Yu Xinrong, vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs of China, who led a Chinese delegation attended the 5th APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security, which was held in Puerto Varas, Chile. 


Yu, during the plenary session, pointed out that there were still 821 million people in the World who were suffering from hunger, and out of which two-thirds of them lived in the Asia-Pacific region. Strengthening agricultural cooperation and promoting food security were urgent needs for all economies to improve people's livelihood, which was also the inevitable course for the Asia-Pacific region to achieve prosperity and stability. Yu described China’s success in implementing its rural revitalization strategy, promoting innovation in agricultural science and technology, and implementing “digitalized” agriculture and rural areas. He called on all parties to uphold multilateralism and adhere to win-win cooperation. He said countries needed to continuously increase food production capacity, encourage green agriculture, strengthen cooperation in agricultural science and technology, and promote integrated development of urban and rural areas.  


Twenty APEC member economies and representatives from several international organizations attended the meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting was “the Co-Construction of Integrated, Smart and Sustainable Food Systems.” Attendees adopted the Declaration of the 5th APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security. 


Yu Xinrong also visited Peru and Chile. During his stay, Yu met with Fabiola Muñoz, minister of agriculture and irrigation of Peru, Antonio Walker, minister of agriculture of Chile, and Barbara H. Wells, Director General of the International Potato Center, and they exchanged their views on enhancing cooperation.  


 (Yu Xinrong attending APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security


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