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Old saying cloud, "food for the first", "agriculture for the state." Agriculture is the foundation of the national economy and the strategic industry of "peace and prosperity". Especially for a big country like the one billion population, the fundamental status of agriculture is particularly prominent. Under the general trend of economic globalization, China's agriculture faces the challenge of large-scale and organized foreign countries. Enterprises and institutions in the field of agriculture urgently need the guidance, coordination and service of trade associations in terms of foreign exchange and cooperation. Non-governmental organizations such as trade associations, as an important force for promoting economic and social development, are increasingly receiving the great attention of our government. Premier Wen Jiabao pointed out in his 2008 government work report that it is necessary to speed up the construction of a service-oriented government and attach importance to playing the role of trade associations, chambers of commerce and other social organizations. Our community organizations are ushering in a more favorable external environment and development opportunities.
With the further deepening of China's reform and opening up, the deepening of international cooperation and the constant expansion of the channels and fields of agricultural international exchanges and cooperation, China Association of Agricultural International Exchange has a broader stage. The China Association of Agricultural International Exchanges will meet the needs of China's agricultural development for its exchanges with foreign countries and give full play to its own advantages. It will also actively explore new ideas, enhance its awareness of service, broaden its service areas and continuously promote the in-depth development of China's non-governmental international exchanges.
In the new historical period, China Association of Agriculture and International Exchanges is willing to work with people both at home and abroad to advance with the times and forge ahead so as to serve the development of the cause of "three rural issues" in our country.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China
China Agricultural International Association President