African journalists meet China's agriculture minister

Source: Xinhua| 2018-03-07 23:36:43|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Sally Jarju from The Gambia had a chance to raise a question to China's agriculture minister at a press conference of the ongoing session of the National People's Congress on Wednesday.

She asked about China-Africa cooperation in agriculture and was impressed with the minister's response.

"The minister told us many of China's successful stories, and we could learn and see if it will work in Africa," Jarju said.

Jarju was among several African journalists who came to China to cover the ongoing event.

Joseph Margai, a senior reporter from Concord Times Newspaper of Sierra Leone, said he was interested in how China could transfer agricultural knowledge to Africa.

Jator Njechu, a reporter from Cameroon Tribune, said that what Africa needs most is technology, rather than money.

Wednesday's press conference focused on China's implementation of the rural revitalization strategy and the transformation and upgrading of agriculture.

The minister of agriculture, Han Changfu, told the press conference that China's cooperation with Africa is sincere.

"We have had some successful experience in managing agriculture and rural systems, and we would like to share with our African friends through multiple ways," said Han.

A Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation will be held this year in Beijing.

"I am glad to learn that China will continue to deepen cooperation with Africa in many areas," said Jarju, the Gambian journalist.