On December 13, Mr. Liu Cigui, Secretary of the CPC Hainan Provincial Committee, visited the 2018 China (Hainan) International Tropical Agricultural Products Winter Trading Fair and exchanged with exhibitors and buyers at the Belt and Road International Pavilion.
He emphasized that Hainan should build up a national tropical agricultural science center, a transit base of global animal and plant germplasm resources and a platform supporting agricultural exchanges in the Belt and Road region.
Hainan should make full use of favorable policies granted by the central government as well as its tropical resources to set up exchange platforms, expand the scope of cooperation, strengthen the role of agriculture in international cooperation and play a greater responsibility in serving the Belt and Road Initiative.
Liu pointed out that Hainan should explore its advantages in tropical resources in deepening its cooperation with countries and regions along the Belt and Road routes. Agriculture covers not only the planting industry, but also seed breeding, processing and marketing.
By selecting high-quality plant varieties, optimizing agricultural structure and liberalizing the agricultural market, Hainan can bring more benefits to the people in the Belt and Road region and better serve the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Liu said that the Winter Trading Fair had been growing in terms of its scope and influence over the past years and the scale of exhibition showed a promising future for cooperation with countries in the Belt and Road region. He added that the advanced products and technologies brought by overseas exhibitors expanded the scope of cooperation.
Liu emphasized that Hainan should help relevant companies and exhibitors to address their problems, pay special attention to safety and disease control, and summarize best practices so as to make the Winter Trading Fair a greater success in the future.