The “Belt and Road” Agricultural Cooperation Roundtable for Ministers and Governors Held in Yangling

2017-11-07 15:11:46 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

The “Belt and Road” Agricultural Cooperation Roundtable for Ministers and Governors, with a theme on “Agricultural Cooperation and Sustainable Development”, was held in Yangling on November 5. Hosted by Jiang Feng, vice governor of Shaanxi province, the forum was attended by delegates from home and abroad with China, the US and Germany included.

Jiang Feng pointed out that 355 outbound companies and agencies had been established by 239 enterprises within Shaanxi province. Additionally, 30 industrial parks oriented toward the countries and regions along the Belt and Road will be built during the 13th Five-year Plan period.

Zhang Zhongqiu, chief veterinarian of China, made a point that joint efforts should be made to establish a platform for agricultural cooperation and exchange.

During the meeting, the vice minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in Uzbekistan, the lieutenant governor of Nebraska state in the US and the minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Safety of Aweil state in South Sudan delivered their insights and exchanged their ideas on the theme of the conference.

The “Yangling Declaration on Cooperation” adopted in the meeting will help countries along the Belt and Road in three aspects: build up their capability in grain production and improve food safety; build a sci-tech talent pool of modern agriculture; achieve mutually beneficial cooperation through agricultural trade and investment.

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