Danish Environment and Food Minister China visit

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The Danish Ministry of Environment and Food Eva Kjer Hansen visited China in November.

In Shanghai, the Minister witnessed the signing of an agreement on forging ground water partnership with state-owned Qingyuan Water Group based in Jinan, Shandong Province, a move further consolidating the Sino-Danish cooperation on best conserving and using water resources.

On the official level, the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food signed the Protocol on Quarantine and Health Requirement for Horses to be Exported from Denmark to China with China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in Beijing.

Also in Beijing, the Minister gave an opening remark at the seminar “Promotion of Growth and Cooperation within Food Safety”, in which Denmark and China announced to launch a strategic partnership targeting inspirational exchange of knowhow on common challenges.

”Denmark is known for our high level food safety, therefore we would like to join hands with China in addressing challenges in food safety,” Eva Kjer Hansen said.

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“Currently, Denmark and China currently have 25 agreements on food and agriculture, we hope for even more agreements in the future to add more to what we have with China now.”

On the sidelines of her visit, she made a tour to a neighbourhood community market catering to local residents in Beijing in a “walk and talk” media session, where she was introduced to Chinese consumers love for fresh and organic agricultural products where Denmark has a world-known reputation for its high control standards.

“I am trying to get a better understanding of the Chinese consumer habits on this visit, including the local interest for fresh and organic produce, where Denmark is known world-wide for its high standards,” said the Minister.

The Minister also participated in the “Evening of New Nordic Cuisine” at Shanghai’s landmark Peace Hotel where she and Danish master chef Umut Sakarya offered guests a unique gastronomical experience.

Source: Embassy of Denmark in China

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