The governments of China and Nicaragua are holding talks on bilateral collaboration in the agricultural and fishing sectors.

China and Nicaragua seek to consolidate a cooperation agreement in agriculture and fishing.

A high delegation from Nicaragua is in China, where it is holding meetings with representatives of the Asian nation, to strengthen ties of cooperation between the agricultural, fishing and aquaculture sectors.

In an official media note from the Latin American nation, it was detailed that the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Bosco Castillo; and the general director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Inpesca), Edward Jackson, «have been in the Chinese province of Shandong since last June 28, developing an intense agenda of visits to demonstration farms, agricultural equipment and machinery companies, genetic laboratories and food processing centers.»

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“The Comrade Ministers held a bilateral meeting with the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, Comrade Ma Youxiang, in which they raised the possibility of signing a Framework Cooperation Agreement between the Ministries of Agriculture of China and Nicaragua, as well as proposals for technical assistance and investment promotion, in the area of fishing and aquaculture,» they specified.

The general director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Edward Jackson, and the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Bosco Castillo; They hold meetings in China.

In this context, the statement highlighted that both the MAG representative and the Inpesca representative spoke in parallel sessions of the Forum «about Nicaragua’s experience in the Fight against Poverty, Agricultural Production and Food Security.»

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Castillo presented remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the III Forum of Ministers of Agriculture of China-Latin America and the Caribbean, extending greetings from the president, Daniel Ortega; and the vice president, Rosario Murillo.

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In this sense, the Nicaraguan official highlighted the policies, strategies and development plans of the Government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista Popular Revolution, emphasizing the growth in the agricultural sector, which has contributed 23% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 30% of job creation in the nation.