EU experts on rural development and poverty alleviation visit SAFEA

Updated: 2018-10-18

EU experts on rural development and poverty alleviation visit SAFEA

EU senior expert delegation of the China-Europe Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Cooperation Project visits SAFEA on Oct 14. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Zhang Jianguo, deputy minister of science and technology and administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, met with EU senior expert delegation of the China-Europe Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Cooperation Project in Beijing on October 14.

The two sides exchanged views on talent communication and technological projects cooperation in rural development and rural revitalization areas of China and Europe.

Zhang welcomed Maria João Botelho, Chairman of the European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD), and head of the delegation Petri Rinne and all the other experts.

Zhang said that the Chinese government has always attached great importance to "agriculture, rural areas and farmers". He expressed his appreciation to ELARD for its projects to promote the development of rural areas in Europe and international exchanges in the field of rural development for many years.

President Botelho said that she gained close understanding of China's rural revitalization strategy and the development of rural areas in China. This trip to China broadened the international vision in the field of rural development and provides new opportunities for rural development in China.

The trip provided a new perspective to strengthen and deepen the future cooperation between China and Europe. The future cooperation model of rural areas in China and Europe will become a classic case to be promoted in the regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

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