The South-South and Triangular Cooperation High-level Round-table Meeting for Sustainable Aquaculture Development, hosted by MARA, was held in Shanghai on September 24. Ministerial representatives of 16 countries, envoys to China and representatives of FAO and IFAD attended the meeting and delivered speeches. Ma Youxiang, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, delivered an opening speech and concluding remarks.
The meeting was the first high-level event of its kind held in the last two decades, and FAO applauded its successful conclusion. During the meeting, China launched the Initiative on Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Aquaculture Development, which calls for partnerships, knowledge sharing and technology transfer, building the resilience and potential of aquaculture, and advancing global cooperation to a whole new level. The initiative was positively received among all participants.