Source: MOA Press Office
On August 24, Minister Han Changfu met with Ms. Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa, and her delegation. The two sides exchanged views on further bilateral agricultural cooperation.
Minister Han pointed out that the agricultural cooperation between China and South Africa had been moving forward very smoothly in recent years. China-South Africa (Fisheries) Technical Demonstration Center was the largest agricultural cooperation project between the two sides, which had made good progress with the joint efforts and would certainly attain its expected outcomes. He said that the Chinese side attached importance to development of the agricultural cooperation with South Africa and hoped that both sides could earnestly put into practice the agreed decisions on further bilateral agricultural cooperation reached at the Fifth Meeting of China-South Africa Joint Working Group on Agricultural Cooperation held in Pretoria, capital of South Africa, in June 2010.
In support of Minister Han s remarks, Ms. Pettersson highly commended the long-term friendly partnership between the two countries and the positive role of the bilateral collaboration on education, training and fisheries in the development of agriculture and fisheries in South Africa in the future. She also expressed her expectation for strengthened and expanded agricultural cooperation between the two countries.
(Date: 16:16 24 August 2010)