Vice Minister Qu Dongyu met with visiting German Parliamentary State Secretary of Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Hans-Joachim Fuchtel in Beijing on September 4th. The two sides exchanged views on deepening bilateral agricultural cooperation.
Qu said that China is willing to deepen cooperation with Germany in rural development, young professional farmers exchanges and animal health issues, among others, in a bid to achieve more pragmatic results in bilateral agricultural cooperation.
In response to the concerns of the German side, Qu introduced the preparations of the 2019 International Horticultural Exposition, saying that MARA will actively support Germany to participate in the Exposition. The Chinese side is ready to take this opportunity to deepen bilateral cooperation in all aspects of horticultural industry.
Qu also invited Fuchtel to participate in the China International Agricultural Trade Fair 2018 (CATF) to be held in Changsha in November and the concurrent High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation of the Global Agriculture.
Fuchtel fully agreed with the Chinese side and thanked China for its support for Germany’s participation in the 2019 International Horticultural Exposition. He also expressed his willingness to work with China to push Germany-China agricultural cooperation to a new level.