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Speaker of Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia Visits CAAS

Source: Department of International Cooperation

2018-07-04 02:27

On April 24, Dr. Wu Kongming, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), met with the delegation led by Mr. Wesley W. Simina, Speaker of Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, which was accompanied by Mr. Ling Zhenguo, the member of Population, Resources and Environment Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and former Deputy Director General of Standing Committee. Both sides exchanged views on conducting collaboration on agricultural science and technology.

Dr. Wu Kongming welcomed the delegation. He briefed the guest with CAAS’ key role as a national research organization in rural revitalization strategy – its commitment to providing technical support for food abundance, food security and health of urban and rural residents. He pointed out the unprecedented challenges to food security posed by global climate change and set forth collaboration approaches in establishing joint laboratory, organizing scientists exchange and providing technical training in line with the “Belt and Road Initiative.” Wu expressed the willingness of sharing Chinese model and experience in technology transfer and agricultural development with Micronesian side.

Mr. Simina echoed Dr. Wu Kongming’s proposal. He stressed the threatening impact from climate change, which induced rise of sea level to the Pacific island nation, expressing the hope that through close technological collaboration and communication with CAAS, Micronesia can learn the successful experience of China’s agricultural technology development, thus bolstering resilience to climate change and making progress on ensuring national food security by leveraging technology.

After the meeting, the delegation visited the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park.

The entourages, including Ms. Ancelly Simina, wife of Mr. Speaker Simina, Mr. Carlson D. Apis, Micronesian Ambassador to China, Mr. Joseph J. Urusemal, President of the Education Steering Committee and former President of Micronesia and other seven members, accompanied the visit. Mr. Wang Yuebo, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the General Office of the CPPCC National Committee, Dr. Zhang Huijie, Deputy Director General of CAAS Department of International Cooperation, Mr. Qiu Dewen, Deputy Director General of Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS, Mr. Wu Zilin, Deputy Director General of Feed Research Institute, CAAS, Mr. Zhang Dequan, Deputy Director General of Institute of Food Science and Technology, CAAS and Mr. Yang Peng, Deputy Director General of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS were in the attendance for the meeting.

By Peng Chen