Deputy Agriculture Minister meets Deputy Governor of Hokkaido

Economy | Agriculture
2019-07-09 14:12:08

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry J.Saule held a meeting with authorities of Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture headed by the prefecture’s Deputy Governor Tsuchiya Shunsuke.

Deputy Minister J.Saule gave information on the National Program on Promotion of Intensive Animal Husbandry being carried out by the Government of Mongolia, as well as other projects and programs in the sector being co-implemented with the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The sides exchanged views on exploring opportunities for upskilling the sector’s workforce in farming in Hokkaido, training professionals, conducting joint researches in intensive animal husbandry, and introducing the advanced farming equipment of Japan to Mongolia.

The Deputy Minister proposed creating legal framework for exporting Mongolian agricultural products, especially sea buck-thorn, meat and meat products, wool, cashmere, and leather products to Japan.

Both sides agreed to actively cooperate in realizing the matters discussed and to establish a Memorandum of Cooperation.