Brazilian Minister of Agriculture begins his trip to China
The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Favaro, began his trip to China on Monday, 20 March, and is expected to arrive in the Asian country on Wednesday, 22 March. During the week, Favaro will participate in bilateral meetings with Chinese authorities, seminars and meetings with representatives of the productive sector, including the opening of the Cotton Industry Development Conference on Thursday, as reported by Brasil247, a partner of TV BRICS.
The minister will also participate in the "Multi-Sector Seminar: Prospects for the Brazil-China Agribusiness Partnership" on Friday, as well as a seminar on the animal protein sector, with authorities and businesspeople from the sector from Brazil and China, with the participation of Brazil's Ambassador to China, Marcos Galvao, and the Vice President of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CCCFNA), Yu Lu.
On Monday, 27 March, the Ministry of Agriculture team will participate in a multi-sectoral meeting with the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, and will hold the China-Brazil Forum on Sustainable Development, organised by the Brazilian Centre for International Relations.
From Tuesday, 28 March, Favaro will be part of the presidential delegation that is carrying out an official agenda with the Chinese authorities. Over 100 entrepreneurs from the sectors of meat, cotton, inputs, cellulose, grains, seeds, etc, are also part of the Brazilian delegation to China.
China is Brazil's largest trading partner since 2009 and one of the main sources of investment in Brazilian territory, and the trade flow reached a record of US$150.5 billion in 2022. The expenses of the trip will be funded by the entrepreneurs themselves.
"It is an important committee, with Brazilian entrepreneurs from the most diverse areas, to improve our trade relations, both to sell more to China and to buy products that are important to Brazil, and with that generate job opportunities, economic development and more: resume good fraternal relations with the Chinese people. We will prepare for the arrival of President Lula, another delegation is coming with him, joining ours, and we will bring great news for the Brazilian people," said Favaro.
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