On November 9, Vice Minister Qu Dongyu met with Minister of Food and Agriculture of Ghana Owusu Afriyie Akoto in Accra, capital of Ghana and the two sides exchanged their views on further strengthening China-Gahna Agricultural Cooperation.
Qu spoke highly of China-Ghana bilateral cooperation in agriculture and stressed that the two countries are highly complementary in agriculture and enjoy a broad prospect for cooperation. According to Qu, the Chinese side is willing to work with Ghana and implement the consensuses reached by the two heads of state as well as measures for agricultural development proposed at the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in pursuit of further promoting pragmatic cooperation in the establishment of the agricultural cooperation mechanism, capacity building, and agricultural investment and trade for mutual benefits and win-win cooperation. Qu also invited the Ghanaian side to participate in the 3rd China International Tea Expo to be held in 2019 as the guest country.
Mr. Akoto accepted the invitation and stated that he fully agrees with suggestions put forward by the Chinese side and hopes to work with China for the common development of agriculture in the two countries. The Ghanaian side also proposed to develop six crops including coffee, oil palm, rubber, cashew, mango and coconut. At the same time, the Chinese side expressed the willingness to help Ghana achieve its development goals in agriculture.
During his visit to Ghana, Qu was invited to visit the Greenhouse Agriculture Training Center and a state-owned cocoa processing plant. Qu also made a special field research in the local Chinese-funded farm and held a talk with representatives of relevant enterprises.