Agri­cul­ture min­is­ters of Es­to­nia, China speak about trade

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC NEWS - BNS/TBT Staff

A meet­ing be­tween Es­to­nia's Min­is­ter of Ru­ral Af­fairs Tarmo Tamm and China's Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture Han Changfu on the side­lines of a fo­rum in Slo­vakia was aimed to deepen bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and con­tinue de­vel­op­ing the trade part­ner­ship be­tween the coun­tries.

"A co­op­er­a­tion re­la­tion­ship be­tween Es­to­nia and China ex­ists, trade bar­ri­ers are fall­ing and con­di­tions for do­ing busi­ness have been cre­ated for our com­pa­nies," Tamm said through spokes­peo­ple af­ter a meet­ing that took place on the fringes of the 12th China-cen­tral and East­ern Europe Agro­trade and Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion Fo­rum.

"I hope that very soon we will be able to of­fer to China an even broader se­lec­tion of our safe food pro­duced us­ing re­li­able pro­duc­tion meth­ods," he said.

"High de­mands con­cern­ing safety and qual­ity when it comes to the con­sump­tion of food are com­mon for Es­to­nian and Chi­nese con­sumers, and this is a field where we have ex­ten­sive pos­si­bil­i­ties for co­op­er­a­tion," Tamm said. "I hope that our fish and dairy prod­ucts will find a way into the food chart of con­sumers in China and en­rich the qual­ity food mar­ket there. Also my Chi­nese col­league, Han, em­pha­sized that the Chi­nese mar­ket is open to Es­to­nian prod­ucts and they are wait­ing for our prod­ucts to en­rich their of­fer­ing of food," the min­is­ter added.

The agree­ments be­tween the food safety agen­cies and the min­is­ters of agri­cul­ture of Es­to­nia and China that the ac­tion plans for 2015-2016 are based on, are planned to be re­newed for the com­ing years, spokes­peo­ple for the Es­to­nian min­istry said.

The min­is­ters tak­ing part in the 12th CHINA-CEEC Agro­trade and Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion Fo­rum signed a joint dec­la­ra­tion set­ting out their com­mon un­der­stand­ing con­cern­ing the dif­fer­ent mea­sures to fur­ther ad­vance agri­cul­tural co­op­er­a­tion in the "16+1" for­mat on the ba­sis of the princ iples of equal­ity and mu­tual ben­e­fit.

Two young women killed when a pas­sen­ger train ploughed into their car at a level cross­ing in Parnu County in south­west­ern Es­to­nia on Thurs­day evening, Au­gust 24, were Fin­nish cit­i­zens.

The 23-year-old fe­male driver and the pas­sen­ger of the car, a woman aged 26, were killed on the scene when their Peu­geot 207 was struck by a pas­sen­ger train at a non­reg­u­lated level cross­ing at Suigu at 8:14 P.M., spokes­peo­ple for the West pre­fec­ture of the Po­lice and Bor­der Guard Board said. Both vic­tims were cit­i­zens of Finland.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened on the Are-suigu road in the ter­ri­tory of the Tori ru­ral mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The driver of the Tallinnparnu pas­sen­ger train saw the ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cle, sig­naled sev­eral times and braked, but was un­able to bring the train to a stop. The 30 or so pas­sen­gers on the train es­caped un­hurt.

The road cross­ing with the rail­way at Suigu is a gravel road that is cur­rently un­der re­con­struc­tion and the max­i­mum speed there is 70 km/h. The level cross­ing is sit­u­ated on a straight sec­tion of the road with good vis­i­bil­ity in both di­rec­tions.

A crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been opened.

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