Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping received a U.S. delegation led by Dr. Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary and Chief Scientist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on June 1st, 2016.
Xu commended the effective bilateral joint research in the areas of agricultural biotechnology, water-saving technology and gene bank collection technology and practice. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) stands ready to work with the USDA to advance pragmatic cooperation through a bilateral joint working group of agricultural S&T cooperation. The two sides are to build up platforms for research and commercialization to the benefit of the two peoples.
Under Secretary Woteki noted that the USDA values its long-term and close cooperation with MOST. She wished to further enhance communication on the basis of existing cooperation and to explore new areas of cooperation.