On November 16 of 2021, Mr. Wei You, the General Secretary of Tea Industry Committee of China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation, and Ms Rita Tang, the Director of International Department of Tea Industry Committee of China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation paid a visit to the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the PRC, and had a pleasure meeting with Mr. Konstantin SIDORENKO, the Head of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Department, and Mr. Semen Katrenko, the Consultant of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Department about the long term cooperation of both organizations in the future.
Mr. Konstantin SIDORENKO extended the warmly welcome of the visit of Tea Industry Committee, and made a brief introduction of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the PRC. He expressed his great support for the tea trade exchanges between Chinese and Russian enterprises and was willing to promote the cooperation in the Chinese and Russian tea fields through the cooperation with the Tea Industry Committee.
Mr. Wei You mentioned that Russia is one of the world's main tea consuming and importing countries, China and Russia have a deep history in tea culture and tea trade, and they hoped to promote the economic exchanges and cooperation between China and Russia through the collaboration between the two organizations.
Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the PRC is a state organization functioning on the basis of The Treaty of Commerce and Navigation (signed on April 23, 1958 between Soviet Union and Peoples Republic of China) and representing trade and economic interests of Russia in China.
One of the main directions of activities of the Russian Trade Mission in China is to assist Russian and Chinese foreign trade participants to strengthen direct partner relationships, to further foster mutual trade and cooperation in the economic field, to offer them various information and consulting services of economic, financial and juridical nature, to assist in solving practical problems of trade cooperation on the level of government structures, to participate in planning, developing and realization of concrete deals and joint projects. Basically, work is being done in processing export offers from Russian machinery producers and raw material exporters.