China donates agricultural machinery to Benin

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/7/14 23:32:10

China on Wednesday donated 15 million yuan (2.24 million US dollars) worth of agricultural machinery and equipment to the Beninese government.

The donation comprises 100 wheeled tractors, 100 trailers, 85 ploughs, 30 rice mills and 100 maize mills.

It strengthens bilateral relationship and represents a fruitful result of the Summit of Forum on China-Africa cooperation in December 2015, Chinese Ambassador to Benin Diao Mingsheng said during a ceremony in Abomey-Calavi, a town just outside the commercial capital Cotonou.

"The Chinese government is contributing unquestionably to the strengthening of agricultural production capacities so as to enhance food safety in Benin," Beninese Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery Delphin Koudande said.

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