MoALI Union Minister attends opening ceremony of ASEAN-China Cooperation in Agriculture and Food Security Year

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Union Minister U Min Naung speaks on the opening occasion of the ASEAN-China Cooperation in Agriculture and Food Security Year in Beijing yesterday.

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Min Naung and Director-General for Planning Department U Kyaw Swe Lin held a meeting with Chinese Vice-Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Mr Ma Youxiang in China yesterday.
The Union minister and delegation arrived in Beijing of China to attend the opening ceremony ASEAN-China Cooperation in Agriculture and Food Security Year to be held from 25 to 27 April, ASEAN-China Forum on Digital Agriculture Development and the 24th China International Vegetable Sci-Tech Fair at the invitation of Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Mr Tang Renjian.
At the meeting, the two parties discussed the official export of frozen beef, mutton and duck to China, holding of agricultural cooperation working committee meeting under the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor Joint Committee, cooperation work in the production of mixed-sunflower and potato species and prevention and control of animal diseases at the border area, Chinese experts to Kutkai township near China-Myanmar border to check and approve the disease at the animal disease control unit, technical and good species supports of china to expand the sheep and goat farming in Myanmar and financial support under Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund for development of Myanmar’s agriculture sector, increase the income of rural people and poverty reduction processes.
Then, the Union minister and party attended the opening ceremony ASEAN-China Cooperation in Agriculture and Food Security Year held at Kempinski Hotel Beijing Yansha Centre in Beijing.
At the ceremony, the Union minister highlighted the national objectives of the country, the economic objective of the government “To enhance development based on agriculture and livestock using modern production techniques and to strengthen all-round development in other sectors of the economy”, increasing export of agricultural products in 2022-2023, over $2 billion trade between China and Myanmar in 2022-2023, bilateral cooperation in farming sectors. The Union minister also expressed thanks to the Chinese government for its support through the Mekong-Lancang cooperation programme and Silk Road Project. — MNA/KTZH

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