Mongolian and Chinese agricultural ministries hold consultative meetingEconomy | Agriculture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation established between the agricultural ministries of Mongolia and China in 2002, the executives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China did a working visit in Mongolia on August 18-22, holding a regular meeting of the Consultative working group between agricultural ministries. Acting State Secretary and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Management of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry T.Jambaltseren gave opening remarks at the 7th consultative meeting.
The meeting was co-chaired by the Head of Policy and Planning Department of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry M.Enkh-Amar, and Head of the Foreign Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of PRC Ms. Ma Huntao. At the start of the meeting, the two Heads of the working group briefly introduced the agricultural sectors of the two countries, and came to the decision to partner in issues that were discussed.
These include :
- Jointly implement a project on keeping livestock of the eastern region healthy in partnership with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation with financing from the China Trust Fund
- Combat cross-border animal and livestock diseases, establish a platform to regularly exchange information
- Support joint research works by scholars of the two countries in aims of enhancing livestock breeding and genetic resources
- Involve the sector personnel in short and mid-term training for capacity building
At the end of the meeting, the sides signed the protocol of the 7th meeting, making it official.