Vice Minister ZHANG Laiwu met with an Iowa State Senate delegation headed by Senator Daryl Beall on June 26 of 2009 in Beijing. The two sides held a talk on exchanges and cooperation in agricultural science and technology.
ZHANG introduced China’s development of agricultural S&T, and expressed MOST’s willingness to increase consensus with Iowa and carry out mutually beneficial cooperation based on equality. Beall updated the Chinese side on how his State promoted the application of agricultural S&T and faced up to the current global financial crisis. He echoed ZHANG’s remark by saying his side wished to work with China for further exchanges and cooperation in agricultural S&T in the interests of the people in both countries.