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Vice Minister Zhang Taolin Meets UK Counterpart Finkelstein

Source:MARA Date:2022-08-05


Vice Minister Zhang Taolin met with Tamara Finkelstein, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the UK, in London on Aug. 2, 2022. The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on strengthening China-UK agricultural cooperation and signed the Memorandum of Understanding on China-UK cooperation in green agricultural development. 

Vice Minister Zhang briefly reviewed the agricultural exchanges and cooperation between China and the UK, and affirmed the achievements in agricultural cooperation. He also claimed that China and the UK enjoyed an early start, broad scope, and vast potential in agricultural cooperation. He expressed the willingness of China to work with the UK to improve cooperation mechanisms and deepen collaboration in agricultural S&T. The two sides reached consensus on cooperation in green agricultural development and signed the MOU. China and the UK will collaborate in areas such as the development and utilization of renewable energy in rural areas, comprehensive utilization of agricultural wastes, and agricultural nonpoint-source pollution control under the MOU. With cooperation in these areas, China and the UK will usher in a new chapter in green agricultural development cooperation.

Permanent Secretary Finkelstein praised the pragmatic measures adopted by China to deepen bilateral agricultural cooperation, emphasizing that Vice Minister Zhang’s proposals on cooperation are constructive. Finkelstein also stated that the UK stands ready to enhance exchanges with China and bring bilateral agricultural cooperation to a new high.

Chinese Ambassador to the UK Zheng Zeguang attended the meeting.


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