The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Mr Radha Mohan Singh has postponed his visit to China for the purpose of every possible help to farmers in the current environment and in the policy decisions by the State Governments for the interests of farmers’ welfare.
Agriculture Minister’s visit to China was scheduled from 15th June 2017 to 17th June 2017. Looking at the importance of the BRICS forum, now the Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare will be represented at their place.
In May, Mr. Han Changfu, Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China and the accompanying delegation on India’s current tour met Mr. Singh where the Indian minister said, “India attaches high priority to its relations with China and is committed to further develop friendly and cooperative relations with China”.
The relation between the two countries have witnessed all-round progress in recent years with high-level political exchanges and economic interactions have expanded and also a healthy momentum of high level exchanges on the sidelines of multilateral events has also been maintained by both countries.
Both countries have established strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity. Our countries are the fastest growing economies in the world, and our relationship has acquired regional, global and strategically significance.
Agriculture Minister informed that MOU in the field of Agriculture was signed between the two countries in 2006 but there is need to work together to identify new projects for adding momentum to the cooperation under the ambit of the MOU and meetings of Joint Working Groups be convened regularly.
The two countries have signed a document on a “Shared Vision for 21 Century ” that reflects the congruence of our interests and willingness to work on regional and international issues.
Agricultural cooperation, one of the most traditional and promising areas of the BRICS, is guided by the 2012-2016 Action Plan, adopted in 2011, In Chengdu(China), which chose priority sectors such as exchange of information, food security, climate change, innovation and agricultural technology, and trade and investments.
The scope of this cooperation highlights the opportunities and challenges faced by the five countries. The BRICS are countries engaged with the guarantee of food security in their own countries and the world; are key actors m the production and trade of food in the world, and are holders of cutting-edge technology in varied agricultural sectors.