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Danish Prime Minister meets Chinese President and witness opening of food and drug regulatory center

14.06.2017  03:07

On Thursday, 4th of May, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen had a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, during which the two sides pledged to upgrade the Denmark-China bilateral relations to a higher level.

“The Denmark-China bilateral ties have always been fruitful, with great potentials for cooperation seen in an increasing number of areas. During my visit, we adopted the China-Denmark Joint Work Programme, which I firmly believe will further upgrade our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership established in 2008 to an even higher level,” said Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

This was the first meeting between the two leaders since April last year during the 4th Nuclear Security Summit in the United States.

While in a meeting with Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the two leaders discussed about furthering the bilateral relations by enlivening it with more elements.

The Prime Minister also witnessed the unveil of the China-Denmark Food and Drug Regulatory Cooperation Center, a bilaterally established body aimed at safeguarding the health and safety of consumers in the use of food and drug (including medical devices, etc.), and encouraging information exchange and bilateral cooperation on the regulation. It is an important and strategic part of the long-term, friendly bilateral relationship between the two countries.

The Center is jointly set up by Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, Danish Ministry of Health and China Food and Drug Administration.

On business level, Prime Minister Rasmussen witnessed the signing of an agricultural food cooperation agreement with state-owned enterprise China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), followed by a meeting with Xiao Yaqing, Director of the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. The two sides discussed about closer cooperation on investment and business and the supply-side reform in China.

The Prime Minister and delegation were also on a guided tour in the Forbidden City in central Beijing.

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