Agriculture Minister pays official visit to China

2019-06-06 18:38:17

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Delegation led by Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan paid official visit to the People’s Republic of China on June 3-4.

On the first day, Minister Ch.Ulaan attended the press conference on the organization of the third ‘Mongolia-China Expo’ along with Chinese Assistant Minister of Trade Ren Hongbin and Vice Chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Ai Lihua. At the press conference, Minister Ch.Ulaan noted “We are planning to organize international forum on the sustainable development of cashmere sector. As Mongolia and China provide about 90 percent of global cashmere, the countries should further expand cooperation in this sector and not compete, making more profit at the global market.”

Assistant Minister of Trade Ren Hongbin pledged to intensify establishment of China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor through coordinating the Road and Belt Initiative with Development Road project and continue supporting Mongolia's economic development in a mutually beneficial way, bringing bilateral cooperation to a new level.

At the meeting with Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China Qu Dongyu, the parties exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in food and agriculture and agreed to hold the 7th meeting between the Ministries of Agriculture in Ulaanbaatar in June. The sides also agreed to intensify personnel training in veterinary, livestock gene pool, intensive animal farming, organic food certification and other agriculture fields, and implement joint projects and programs with the South-South Cooperation financing.

Mongolian delegates also met with Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of General Administration of Customs Wang Lingjun, making an agreement to extend the range of agricultural products to be exported from Mongolia to China in 2019, settle the conditions for dairy and horse by products, rye and wheat flour supply, quarantines for veterinary and plant and improve the legal environment. Moreover, the parties agreed to intensify cooperation between the inspection, quarantine and customs organizations of the two countries.

At the end of the visit, Agriculture Minister held bilateral meeting with Minister of Commerce of China Zhong Shan and agreed to develop mutually beneficial cooperation in investment, trade and economy. The parties also exchanged views on the role of agriculture sector in achieving the goal of delivering bilateral trade turnover to USD 10 billion by 2020.