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High-level Delegation from Bangladesh Agricultural University Visits IPP with Signing the Memorandum of Understanding

Source: Institute of Plant Protection

2018-01-09 11:18

On October 9th, 2017, Prof. Kamal Uddin Ahamed, Executive Vice President of Bangladesh agricultural university visited our institute, and signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Mr. M. Fazlul Karim,Ambassador of Bangladesh Embassy in China, Prof. GONG Xifeng, Director General of Department of International Cooperation of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Prof. QIU Dewen, Deputy Director General of IPP-CAAS, and Prof. ZHENG Yongquan, Deputy Director General of IPP-CAAS attended the signing ceremony. Prof. CHEN Julian, presided over the MOU signing ceremony.


Prof. GONG XiFeng delivered warm welcome to the visit of Bangladesh agriculture delegation. He also introduced the history of scientific cooperation in agriculture between China and Bangladesh, and the opportunities and ways of international cooperation for the both sides. Prof. GONG expressed his expectation on the further cooperation in the field of plant protection under the Belt and Road Initiative. At the ceremony, Prof. QIU Dewenbriefly introduced the general situation and disciplinary settings of the institute as well as the basic situation of research cooperation with various countries in food safety and pest control in recent years.
 

The introduction of the economy and the agriculture of Bangladesh and the general situation of Bangladesh agricultural university was delivered by Prof. Ahamed. He highly praised the scientific research and technology achievements of IPP-CAAS and hoped to carry out cooperation with IPP-CAAS in the joint project application, laboratory construction and student training.
 

Mr. M. Fazlul Karim, Ambassador of Bangladesh Embassy in China, overviewed the friendly cooperation between the two countries in science and technology since the founding of Bangladesh, he pointed out that the IPP-CAAS is one of the most advanced research institutions in the field of plant protection, and hoped to have more cooperation with the IPP-CAAS and other research institutes of CAAS.

Prof. ZHENG Yongquan and Prof. Ahamedon, on behalf of both parties, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, preferring the cooperation in the fields of pesticide residues, plant diseases, agricultural pests, food safety, etc. A visit to the State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests and the National Agricultural Biosafety Science Center was paid by the delegation.

During the seminar, Dr. Mohammed Ariful Islam, Director of department of agricultural chemistry, Bangladesh agricultural university, and Dr. F. M. Aminuzzaman, Director of department of plant pathology, Bangladesh agricultural university, made presentations on Research progress of pesticide chemistry and application in Bangladesh and Research progress of Plant Pathology in Bangladesh. Professor Kamal Uddin Ahamed and his delegation conducted in-depth exchange and discussion on the research areas with mutual interests like the group of pesticide residue and environmental behavior and the group of Plant disease resistance gene.

This visit laid a good foundation to promote practical cooperation between the two sides. And the key members of the Chemical and Applied Innovation team and the Crop Pest Genome Innovation team participated in the activities.

By Liu Xingang
xgliu@ippcaas.cn