The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, together with the Ministers of Agriculture of Greece, Portugal, and Italy; the Secretaries of State of Cyprus and Malta, and the Chinese Deputy Minister of Agriculture, adopted, last Wednesday in Rome, a joint statement of the Southern European countries together with China with respect to agriculture matters with "the aim of achieving the strengthening of the agricultural cooperation”.
The first document issued by the new Chinese authorities has focused on agriculture, integrating matters such as food safety, irrigation, technology, the regulation of the markets or the rural development.
With respect to the bilateral relationship with the People's Republic of China, Spain exported, during year 2012, food products amounting more than 1 million euros per day, which meant some 400 million euros per year. This amount represents almost the 10% of what Spain exports to China. The main exportations to China are pig meat, wine and olive oil.
Wednesday February 13, 2013/ MAGRAMA/ Spain.