Led by Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Italian province of Emilia-Romagna, a delegation of 33 members visited Guangdong from November 19 to November 21, and took part in the “Food Security in the New Silk Road” session on November 20.
Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Italian province of Emilia-Romagna.
In 2015, Emilia-Romagna and Guangdong signed a sister province agreement to deepen cooperation in food security, environment, agriculture, education, SMEs, and more.
With the intent of further strengthening bilateral cooperation in regulation, innovation and training in food safety, Emilia-Romagna signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guangdong during this visit.
“Food security, quality and traceability are important factors for people’s happiness and children’s future,” said Bonaccini. “The Province of Emilia-Romagna has developed an integrated system of product assurance for food security, and we intend to share this experience and technology with Guangdong through this visit.”
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“We used to describe Guangdong as the ‘World’s Factory’. Nowadays, as far as I am concerned, Guangdong is a hub where people’s make their dreams come true.” said Bonaccini.
According to Mr. Bonaccini, both regions are going to expand their collaboration into fields which link with Industry 4.0 and Made in China 2025.
“Guangzhou is one of the starting points of Maritime Silk Road, and Guangdong Province is one of the important components of the Belt and Road Initiative. We hope that our region can engage in this Initiative more,” he added.
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