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China eyes closer cooperation with IFAD over poverty reduction

Xinhua)  09:07, February 14, 2013  

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu addresses the inauguration of the 36th Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy, Feb. 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

ROME, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Over the past 35 years, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has been active in raising fund, promoting global agricultural cooperation, supporting grain production in developing countries and improving nutrition for the poor, Chinese Vice Premier Hui Langyu said here on Wednesday.

Attending the opening ceremony of the 36th session of IFAD's Governing Council, Hui said the IFAD has made important contribution to the global endeavor for grain production and poverty reduction. "The Chinese government applauds IFAD for its untiring efforts and fruitful work," he said.

The vice premier also recalled the agricultural cooperation between China and international community. "China has taken an active part in international exchanges and cooperation in agricultural development and poverty reduction and enjoyed sound cooperation with other developing countries as well as IFAD and other international organizations," Hui said.

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(Editor:WangXin、Li Zhenyu)


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