Food security, the quality of agri-food production and consumers’ health are topics on which Italian and China have developed a fruitful relationship. A relationship that will be reinvigorated in Beijing on 16 October 2015 with the “3rd Chinese-Italian Dialogue on Food Security”, marking World Food Day. Organised by the Italian Embassy in China in collaboration with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), the event is supported by ICE-Italian Trade Agency, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China and China Economic Net. It will be opened by the Italian Ambassador, Ettore Francesco Sequi, and the President of the CFDA, Guo Wenqi. Participants include representatives of the Italian Ministry of Health and Chinese and Italian industry groups.
The initiative is an operational follow-up to the agenda agreed by Rome and Beijing at the Mixed Commission in March 2015 and the Government Committee meeting in April. The March meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, while the April event was co-chaired by Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Read more, in Italian.