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Ambassador Yan Xiusheng Addressed Hunan-Barbados Handover Ceremony of Sugarcane Harvester

Ambassador Yan Xiusheng addressed the Hunan-Barbados Handing-over Ceremony of Sugarcane Harvester & Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Agricultural Cooperationon on April 28th. Ms.Wu Lan, Deputy Secretary of CPC Hunan Provincial Committee attended the Ceremony and delivered a speech. Mr. Indar Weir, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados, Mr. Peter Philips, Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados, Mr. Henry, Ambassador of Barbados to China and Mr. Winston Best, Chairman of Barbados Agricultural Management Company joined the event.

Ambassador Yan Xiusheng pointed out that Hunan is the hometown of Chairman Mao Zedong, the main founder of the Communist Party of China(CPC) and the People's Republic of China, and the great leader of the Chinese people. Hunan has a long history and rich with culture, natural resources, and beautiful natural scenery. The donation of sugarcane harvester by Hunan Province to Barbados illustrates the friendship of the people of Hunan towards the people of Barbados. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Agricultural Cooperation between Hunan Province and Barbados marks a new development of the agricultural cooperation between China and Barbados.

Deputy Secretary Wu Lan noted that Barbados is an important cooperative partner of China. The signing of the MOU of Agricultural Cooperation Between Hunan Province and of Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados will surely inject new impetus into higher-level cooperation between the two sides. She sincerely hopes that Hunan Province and Barbados will further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, education and tourism.

Minister Weir thanked Hunan Province for the donation, which is a new result under cooperation frame of the Belt and Road MOU between Barbados and China. The sugarcane harvester, which is manufactured by the world-famous company Zoomlion of China’s Hunan Province, will play an important role in the transformation and upgrading of the Barbados sugarcane industry.


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