Mr. Frank Ning, Chairman of COFCO, and Ms. Korbsook lamsuri, Chairman of Thai Rice Exporter’ Association, signed the rice import memo in the Prime Minister’s Office of Thailand, under which China would import one million tons of rice from Thailand within five years.
Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of China, and Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, attended the event.
Thailand is a large producer of good quality rice in variety. COFCO shoulders the role of the main rice importer of China. The one million tons of rice under the memo will be newly harvested in Thailand in the year and well meet Chinese consumers.