Dutch, Chinese explore potentials for agricultural cooperation

The provinces of South Holland, the Netherlands, and Shandong, China, have held here a matchmaking event for enterprises from both sides to bolster agricultural ties and foster mutual growth.

Some 200 representatives, including Meindert Stolk, vice governor of South Holland, Chen Ping, vice governor of Shandong, and entrepreneurs from both countries, attended the event held on Friday.

In his address, Stolk highlighted that Shandong is renowned in China for its agriculture, particularly in the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, aquaculture and livestock, while the Netherlands is the world’s second-largest exporter of agricultural products.

South Holland has significant advantages in modern greenhouse technology and horticulture industry clusters, and there is ample room for further deepening agricultural cooperation between the two regions, he said.

For his part, Chen noted that last year marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the Netherlands.

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