Vice Minister Qu Dongyu met with Ms. Tanja Strni?a, State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia, on the sidelines of the 15th China International Agricultural Trade Fair (CATF) in Beijing on 20 Sept. 2017. The two sides exchanged views on furthering bilateral agricultural cooperation.
Vice Minister Qu congratulated Slovenia on the success of the 2nd Meeting of China-Central and Eastern European Countries Ministers of Agriculture held in the past August，and briefed about the developments of the 15th CATF. He stated that China and Slovenia have scored significant achievements in bilateral agricultural cooperation and maintained smooth communication in multilateral cooperation, playing a constructive role in promoting China-CEECs cooperation (the 16 + 1 cooperation) in agriculture. Slovenia has participated in consecutive sessions of CATF and China, as a guest of honor, also participated in the recent 55th International Agriculture and Food Fair (AGRA) in Slovenia. These demonstrate that the bilateral agricultural cooperation has yielded pragmatic and fruitful results. China is willing to forge closer partnership with Slovenia, improve bilateral cooperation mechanisms and move the cooperation to a new high.
Ms. Tanja Strni?a fully agreed with Vice Minister Qu. She expressed that Slovenia highly values its cooperation with China and stands ready to broaden bilateral cooperation.
During Ms. Tanja Strni?a's stay in China, the two ministries held the Second China-Slovenia Agricultural Working Group Meeting.