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Lei Yuchun met with Sudan’s Federal Minister for Agriculture and Forestry

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In the morning of September 15, 2017, Sudan’s Federal Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, His Excellency Abdullatif Ahmed Mohamed Ijaimi with his delegation from the Sudan Embassy in China visited Chinese Academy of Agricultural Mechanization Sciences. Vice President Lei Yuchun warmly received the guests, accompanied by Ms. Wang Hua, Director of the International Cooperation Department; Mr. Zhou Haijun, Deputy General Manager of China National Packaging and Food Machinery Corporation and other staff of CAAMS.

Lei Yuchun expressed his warm welcome to Abdullatif Ahmed Mohamed Ijaimi's visit. He introduced the history, business scope and development strategy of CAAMS, reviewed the cooperation between CAAMS and Sudan, discussed thoroughly the future cooperation with Sudan, including agricultural machinery, agro-products processing and human resources training.

Abdullatif Ahmed Mohamed Ijaimi also expressed his gratitude for the warm reception by CAAMS, noting that the development of agricultural mechanization in Sudan is not only a question of agricultural machinery and equipment upgrading, but also signifies the need of capacity building. He expressed his wish that CAAMS could cultivate high-quality agricultural talents through expert visits, project cooperation, personnel training for Sudan.

Later on, the two sides reached preliminary consensus on the way to speed up the development of agricultural mechanization and promote the localization of agricultural mechanization in Sudan and agricultural machinery extension system construction, and some other related issues. In the next step, Sudan will figure out the specific needs of domestic farmers in the areas above at the soonest, and select the representatives of the main producing areas as demonstration sites, invite leaders and experts of CAAMS to carry out researches in Sudan to propose practical solutions in the fields of agricultural machinery and processing. In addition, the two sides also had in-depth discussions and exchanges on agricultural policy protection and sales of agricultural products and related issues. They hoped to further deepen cooperation on agriculture between governments and enterprises of both countries with sincerity.

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