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Wangbo attended the meeting Chinese and Sudanese top leaders

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Invited by Sudan's First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli visited Sudan on August 25, 2017 and held formal talks with Bakri. Wang Bo as one of the representatives from Chinese enterprises participated in the meeting of leaders of the two countries, and reported the progress of Sudan slaughterhouse project.

During the talks, the leaders of the two countries discussed issues of common concern about politics, economy, culture and agriculture. Both sides spoke highly of their relations and stressed their support for their core concerns. They will continue to maintain coordination and cooperation, give full play to the existing mechanism and promote the development of pragmatic cooperation between the two countries. Zhang Gaoli expressed that the two sides should actively explore new ways of pragmatic cooperation in the direction of mutual benefit and common development and actively seek for new areas of cooperation in agriculture and animal husbandry under the framework of the Belt and Road initiative. He expressed his wish to speed up the Sudan slaughterhouse project, promote the whole industry chain of local agriculture and animal husbandry from this project, increase the income of local farmers in Sudan and earn foreign exchange through exports, in order to establish a key platform for agricultural production cooperation and business investment between China and Sudan.

After the talk, the leaders of the two countries listened to Wang Bos report at the slaughtering plant project sand table. Animal husbandry is the pillar industry in Sudan other than petroleum; the slaughtering plant project will provide new momentum for deepening strategic cooperation in agriculture between the two countries. Zhang Gaoli affirmed the model of integrating construction and operation and joint construction by government and enterprises, and pointed out that sufficient space should be given to industrial chain in project design, and specially stated the responsibility of relevant departments in guidance and support work. At present, with the support of Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture of China, CAAMS is promoting the integration of project construction and operation with Sudan.

During his stay in Sudan, Wang Bo also visited Dr. Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, Sudanese Presidential Assistant and Vice President of Higher Committee for Sudanese-Chinese Relations; and made working report to Li Lianhe, Chinese Ambassador to Sudan and Zhou Chunlin, the Commercial Counsellor of Chinese Embassy.

Wang Hua, Director of International Cooperation Department and Song Haihao, Deputy General Manager of China National Packaging and Food Machinery Corporation were also present.

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