Ambassador Qin Gang calls for deep China-U.S. ties in agricultural technology

China and the U.S., as two major agriculture countries, should build deep cooperation in agricultural technology, climate action and sustainable development, said Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang during his another Midwest agriculture trip on Friday.

"I believe as China pursues high-quality development, our demand for technology and services in agriculture green development will become as strong as that for agriculture products," he was quoted as saying by China Daily at the U.S.-China Sustainability and Climate Smart Agriculture Roundtable Discussion in St Louis, Missouri.

"Our market will remain open and we will continue to share the huge opportunities with American farmers, ventures, institutions, and the companies who want to collaborate with China," said Qin.

Both China and the U.S. are major agriculture countries. "It is our common responsibility to promote sustainable agriculture and to protect global food security for future generations," the ambassador said.

In April, the Ambassador and his delegation were on a three-state tour of the American Midwest, during which he called on China and the U.S. to strengthen cooperation in agricultural sustainable development and stressed the need for enhancing information exchanges and the restoration the agricultural dialogue mechanism "as soon as possible."

He also got to know many American farmers and friends devoted to China-U.S. agriculture cooperation from last trip, Qin said, adding that "We have seen that American farmers and agriculture business need China, benefit from China, and look forward to greater engagement with China."

"I saw how the seeds of such cooperation get deeply rooted in the vast heartland," Qin said. "I promised my friends in the heartland: see you in the harvest. So today I'm back."

(With input from agencies)

(Cover: Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang visits the Kimberley farm in Iowa, the Midwestern region of the United States, April 22, 2022. /CFP)

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