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Minister Tang Renjian Meets Austrian Minister of Agriculture Totschnig

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06 March 2024, China: Tang Renjian, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, met with Norbert Totschnig, Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management of Austria, in Beijing on Mar. 1. They exchanged views on further strengthening China–Austria agricultural cooperation.  

Minister Tang welcomed Minister Totschnig’s first visit to China. He noted that agricultural cooperation between China and Austria has been stable and has enjoyed positive momentum in recent years. Fruitful results have been achieved in areas such as mechanism establishment, agro-trade, science and technology exchange, and industrial cooperation, with these results bringing real benefits to the people of both countries. China stands ready to deepen pragmatic cooperation with Austria and strengthen exchange and mutual learning in areas such as food loss and waste reduction, agriood product processing, and rural development, so as to take bilateral cooperation in agriculture and rural affairs to a higher level.  

Minister Totschnig expressed his gratitude to Minister Tang for his hospitality. He said Austria hopes to work with China to fully tap the potential for cooperation and conduct close communication in areas such as animal disease prevention and control, and market access for meat products, so as to bring benefits to farmers and consumers from both countries.  

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