FECC Holds the 3rd Trilateral Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting

DATE: 2018-12-12 SOURCE:农业农村部对外经济合作中心 VIEWS:

The 3rd Trilateral Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting was held in Beijing on November 10. The Agricultural Ministers of P.R.C., Japan and ROK, under the theme of Trilateral Agricultural Win-Win Cooperation and Regional Agricultural Green Development, conducted in-depth exchanges on implementing the consensus made on the 7th China-Japan-ROK leaders' meeting and on further promoting the agricultural and rural cooperation among the three countries. Minister Han presided over the meeting attended by two delegations led respectively by Takamori Yoshikawa, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, and Lee Gae-Ho, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs(MAFRA, formerly called the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) of ROK. Ms.Han Mei, Deputy Secretary-General of Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, was invited to the meeting.

During the meeting, the three ministers introduced the agricultural development of their own countries, put forward suggestions on strengthening agricultural cooperation, promoting rural revitalization and green development of agriculture, and agreed to strengthen cooperation on such aspects of rural revitalization, green development of agriculture, food security, as well as prevention and control of animal and plant diseases. Finally, the three ministers signed the Joint Communiqué of the 3rd Trilateral Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting and the Memorandum of Understanding among the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea on Promoting Agricultural Cooperation under the Framework of Rural Revitalization.

The Trilateral Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting is among the 21 ministerial meeting mechanisms under the framework of trilateral cooperation among P.R.C., Japan and ROK. The previous two meetings were held respectively in ROK in April 2012 and in Japan in September 2015. The third meeting was hosted by MARA and supported by several FECC preparatory working groups such as the ones in charge of documents and of the meeting’s affairs. These preparatory working groups have cooperated with the Department of International Cooperation of MARA to successfully organize the meeting.