31 January 2024, China: Ma Youxiang, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, met with Istvan Nagy, Minister of Agriculture of Hungary, in Budapest on Jan. 24. They exchanged views on deepening China–Hungary cooperation in agriculture and rural affairs.
Vice Minister Ma said that through the joint efforts of both countries, the agricultural cooperation mechanism has been operated smoothly, as the economic and trade investment has steadily increased, and S&T exchange has achieved fruitful results. Bilateral agricultural cooperation has provided impetus for improving China–Hungary relations. Vice Minister Ma made three proposals to strengthen China–Hungary agricultural cooperation: 1) Continue to leverage the China–Hungary Promotion Center for Agricultural Science and Technology Cooperation, and enhance the exchange of animal and plant germplasm resources and collaborative R&D in deep processing technology for agricultural products; 2) Plan and implement more “small yet smart” projects, tap the cooperative potential in areas such as beekeeping, and improve the sense of achievement of the two peoples; and 3) Boost economic and trade investment and cooperation in agriculture, and establish platforms for exchange between the companies of both countries.
Minister Nagy spoke positively of the agricultural cooperation between Hungary and China. He said Hungary stands ready to work with China to strengthen and advance economic, trade and S&T exchange in agriculture between the two countries, and achieve more tangible results through bilateral agricultural cooperation.
Gong Tao, Chinese Ambassador to Hungary, attended the meeting.
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