The Ministers for Agriculture from both the Irish and the Chinese government met in Cork on Friday to sign a new Action Plan for Cooperation between the two ministries until 2021.
Minister Michael Creed and his Chinese counterpart Han Changfu met at Teagasc Moorepark to discuss agricultural trade and economic cooperation, in addition to agri-tech and food safety controls.
“Minister Han’s visit demonstrates again the close working relationships which have developed between the Irish and Chinese authorities, in relation to agri-food cooperation,” Creed said.
“Minister Han has been a good friend to Ireland and accompanied Premier Li Keqiang during his visit to Mayo in 2015.”
China was Ireland’s third most important export destination last year, and its second most important for both dairy and pig meat exports.
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