Lahore: Pakistan and China on Tuesday finalised two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and four Letters of Exchange to promote cooperation in science, technology, and agriculture sectors, a news source reported. As per the publication, the signing ceremony took place at the Great Hall of People in Beijing in the presence of President Arif Alvi and President Xi Jinping.
The meeting of the presidents of China and Pakistan reinforced the mutual commitment of the two countries. The presidents discussed the various aspects of Pak-China strategic relations and joint ventures during the meeting.
One of the two MoUs on ‘establishing a joint working group on science, technology, and agriculture between China and Pakistan’ will pave the way for developing two separate joint working groups for science & technology and agriculture under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The second MoU was signed between the Ministry of National Food Security & Research of Pakistan (NFS&R) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China (MARA) for ‘strengthening cooperation on plant and disease control’. This will assist in the monitor and control procedures of major diseases and pests and boost the productivity of crops. The Letters of Exchange, which were signed during the ceremony, will assist in countering the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.