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The seventh meeting of the China-Mexico Agricultural Working Group was held in Mexico City

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15 January 2024, China: On January 11, local time, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Tang Renjian met with Mexican Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Villalobos in Mexico City. The two parties co-chaired the seventh meeting of the China-Mexico Intergovernmental Standing Committee Agricultural Working Group At the meeting, we had an in-depth exchange of views on climate-smart agriculture and other topics.

Tang Renjian said that agriculture plays an important role in the economy and society of China and Mexico, and the agricultural departments of the two countries shoulder the important responsibility of ensuring national food security and promoting the prosperity and development of agriculture and rural areas. Over the past 30 years, the China-Mexico agricultural cooperation mechanism has been operating smoothly, scientific and technological cooperation represented by germplasm resource exchange and biotechnology research has achieved remarkable results, and bilateral agricultural trade has grown steadily. In recent years, as important participants and contributors to global food and agricultural affairs, the two sides have maintained good interactions on multilateral occasions. China is willing to take this agricultural working group meeting as an opportunity to deepen practical cooperation with Mexico in a wider area and bring more benefits to the people of the two countries.

Villalobos spoke highly of the agricultural friendship between the two countries and appreciated China’s successful hosting of international events such as the China-Latin America Agriculture Ministers Forum, the International Conference on Grain Loss Reduction, and the Global Important Agricultural Cultural Heritage Conference in recent years. He expressed that Mexico is willing to take advantage of Minister Tang Renjian’s visit to Further enhance the agricultural relations between the two countries.

During his visit to Mexico, Tang Renjian also investigated the International Corn and Wheat Improvement Center, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Institute of Mexico, and Mexico’s Globally Important Agricultural Cultural Heritage Sites.

Zhang Run, Chinese Ambassador to Mexico, attended the meeting and related activities.

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