Vice Minister Zhang Laiwu met with Michael Scuse, Acting Under Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on October 19th, 2011. Both sides exchanged opinions on enhancing China-US cooperation in agricultural science and technology.
With the two sides maintaining long-term partnership in agricultural science and technology, VM Zhang expressed the willingness to enhance cooperation under the mechanism of Joint Working Group on China-US Agricultural Science and Technology Cooperation to benefit people in the two countries and across the world. Scuse said that bilateral cooperation is of great significance to address global challenges including food security. He also hoped to promote joint R&D in the field of mutual interest.