New Year Banquet at the Danish Embassy

Yesterday the Danish Embassy in Beijing hosted a New Year banquet for the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and their Chinese business partners and associates. 

The New Year banquet resulted in the signing of an official cooperation agreement between the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarentine of the P.R. China (AQSIQ).

The event had a turnout of more than 30 guests, including the Director of Trade & Marketing Relations, Jan Laustsen from the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, the Danish Ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen, and honorary guest Mr. Ge Zhirong, Chairman of China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association and former Vice Minister of AQSIQ.

Jan Laustsen from the Danish Agriculture & Food Council put the concept of a traditional Danish New Year banquet into context in his welcome speech.

“This is an opportunity to thank our partners in China for good cooperation last year, but it also implies extending our hopes for even better cooperation in the coming year,” said Jan Laustsen.

The Danish Ambassador to China, Mr. Friis Arne Petersen shared his thoughts on Sino-Danish relations in an agricultural perspective and on the large potential for Danish food and agricultural products in China.

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council represents the farming and food industry of Denmark. Agriculture and food is Denmark’s largest industry, employing some 150.000 people and exporting agricultural products, food and equipment to an annual value of approx. RMB 136.5 billion.


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