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Deputy Director-General Hu Attends 2021 SCO International Round Table

Source:FECC, MARA Date:2021-06-23

The 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) International Round Table was held in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province on June 18. On behalf of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Hu Yan’an, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC), attended the event and delivered remarks.


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Deputy Director-General Hu reviewed some of the fruits of China’s agricultural cooperation with relevant countries since the establishment of the SCO agricultural cooperation mechanism, and introduced the “SCO Demonstration Base for Agricultural Technology Exchange and Training,” which was inaugurated in Yangling, Shannxi Province in 2020. He pointed out that the FECC, as a key platform for China’s foreign cooperation in agriculture and a key player in conducting such cooperation, has always kept close contact with the SCO Secretariat, SCO countries, Lianyungang city, and major export-oriented agricultural companies. Positive results have been achieved in furthering grain and agro-product trade among SCO countries, and promoting healthy and orderly development of the agricultural industry. He also said that against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, frequent natural disasters, and the worsening world food situation, the FECC is ready to step up cooperation with all parties in the areas of food security, production capacity, S&T innovation, and the industrial and supply chains, so as to achieve higher levels of agricultural cooperation. 


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The conference was co-hosted by the SCO Secretariat and the Lianyungang Municipal People’s Government, with the theme of this year’s round table was “enhancing international cooperation in economy and trade, and promoting facilitation in merchandise exports and imports among SCO countries”. Representatives from the SCO Secretariat, Member States, Observer States, and Dialogue Partner Countries participated in person or via video link. 

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