Zhang Maoyu, vice-chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with Gilbert F. Houngbo, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Apr 25, who was in Beijing to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
They exchanged views on cooperation in agriculture between the two sides.
Houngbo said that China is an important member of IFAD and has significant achievements and rich experience in agricultural development and poverty alleviation. The two sides can share experiences and provide reference for other developing countries within the framework of South-South cooperation.
Zhang said that IFAD, as one of the three major organizations of the United Nations system for food and agriculture, has made positive contributions to global agricultural development and poverty alleviation. China has been prioritizing agricultural and rural development and poverty alleviation in South-South cooperation. China is willing to strengthen communication with IFAD and explore project cooperation on the basis of the willingness of recipient countries to jointly promote agricultural development and poverty alleviation in developing countries.