Visiting Chinese Vice Minister (tax and general administration) Zhang Jiwen has said that his country wants to import rice bran from Bangladesh, reports BSS.
Jiwen conveyed China's interest to import the commodity from Bangladesh during a meeting with Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque at the latter's office at the ministry in the capital on Monday, said a press release.
Jiwen is leading a seven-member delegation to Bangladesh.
During the meeting, Razzaque sought Chinese cooperation in processing as well as exporting agricultural products and also urged Beijing to provide technical assistances for this sector.
Razzaque told the Chinese vice minister that Bangladesh has a huge potentials in agriculture.
"The country of food deficiency is now self-sufficient in food," he mentioned.
"We want Chinese cooperation to process and export foods. As the Chinese market is very large, Bangladesh will export quality products to China as per their demand," said Razzaque.
He underscored the need for technical assistances from China for the agriculture sector.
Informing that Beijing wants to import rice bran from Bangladesh, the Chinese delegation chief urged the Bangladesh agriculture minister to inform the Embassy of China in Dhaka about exporting agricultural products to that country.
Jiwen said there will be no obstacle for Bangladesh in exporting agricultural products along with others goods to China.
When Razzaque sought Chinese cooperation to resolve the Rohingya crisis, the Chinese vice minister said his country will speak in the international forums on behalf of Bangladesh in this regard.
Other members of the delegation were Deputy Director General (DDG) of Taxation Division Sun Renyu, Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety DDG Yu Wenjun, Xiamen Costume District DDG Chen Yu, secretary to the vice minister (general) Chu Yu, DDG International Cooperation Department Chen Yue and third secretary of the Economic and Commercial Consular Office Gu Zhiqin.
Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Md Nasiruzzaman was also present in the meeting.