Preisdent of Pakistan Visit to China
19 March 2020 (GNP): President Dr. Arif Alvi and President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding and four Letters of Exchange at a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People. The documents were signed at the conclusion of a bilateral meeting between both leaders.
An “MoU on Establishing Joint Working Group on Science and Technology and Agriculture between the Governments of People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” would lead to establishment of two separate Joint Working Groups, one on science and technology and the other on agriculture, under the overall rubric of CPEC.
While the “MoU between Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China (MARA) and Ministry of National Food Security and Research of Pakistan (NFS&R) on Strengthening Cooperation on Plant and Disease Control” would help in monitoring and control of major pests and diseases and improve agricultural productivity.
Letters of Exchange signed at the ceremony will play an important role in combating Covid-19 in Pakistan.
At the invitation of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, President Dr. Arif Alvi visited Beijing from 16-17 March 2020. (GNP)