On January 20, 2021, Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Province led the delegation of Consulates-General of Latin American countries in Guangzhou to South China Agricultural University to promote the cooperation between SCAU and Latin American countries within the framework of the China-Latin America Agricultural Education and Research Innovation Alliance (CLAERIA).
The attendees of the meeting included Carlos Giralt Cabrales, Consul General of Mexico in Guangzhou,Denisse Llamos Infante, Consul General of Cuba in Guangzhou, Yamileth Ye Li, Consul General of Panama in Guangzhou, Lopez Arguello Carlos Francisco, Acting Consul-General of Ecuador in Guangzhou, Chery Jabour, Acting Consul-General of Venezuela in Guangzhou, Glaucio Jose Nogueira Veloso, Deputy Consul General of the Brazil in Guangzhou, Luciano Martín Donadio Linares,Deputy Consul General of Argentina in Guangzhou, Luo Jun, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong, Wang Binwei, Secretary of CPC SCAU Committee and Vice President Qiu Rongliang from SCAU.
In his speech, Wang Binwei pointed out that the new round of technology revolution and industry revolution has been promoted constantly. Agricultural education and innovation has become the most important driving force for agricultural and rural development and a priority for enhancing China-Latin America cooperation. SCAU is willing to work with Latin American partners within the framework of China-Latin America governmental cooperation to give full play to the Alliance. He also asked the consuls general and the Foreign Affairs Office to better support the development of the Alliance.
Luo Jun said in his speech that South China Agricultural University, as a comprehensive university featuring agriculture, has ample experience in agricultural talent training, innovation and industry-university-research collaboration. The University plays an important role in promoting foreign exchange and cooperation in agriculture in Guangdong. Cooperation between China and Latin America enjoys great prospects and we could explore new ways of developing mutually complementary agricultural cooperation with Latin American countries within the framework of the Alliance. With research and education collaboration as a starting point, we could seek future cooperation in industry, investment and even rural revitalization.
The delegation had an improved understanding of SCAU and the Alliance after the presentation and the tour to the University History Museum, Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the colleges on campus.
The delegates from the consulates general fully acknowledged the achievement of SCAU in talent training, scientific research, international exchanges and cooperation, and said that they will act as liaison between the Alliance and the governments, universities, research institutes and agricultural enterprises in Latin American countries and facilitate the cooperation between the partners.