The third Sino-Pak International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding & Biotechnology just concluded in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, reports China Economic Net.
The conference attracted over 100 experts and scholars on cotton field. They made communication and discussions on related aspects, such as, cotton germplasm, transgenic cotton against insect and herbicide, transformation technology as well as the mechanized planting and picking of cotton.
The experts of both countries agreed the China-Pak Joint Laboratory for Cotton has made plentiful achievements after three years’ construction.
They hope to further deepen cooperation field and will strive to promote the development of the two countries’ cotton industries.
The success holding of the third Sino-Pak International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding & Biotechnology not only pushes ahead the sci-tech communication and cooperation in agriculture between the two nations, but also injects new vitality for the Belt and Road Initiative.
The third Sino-Pak International Conference was jointly sponsored by the Biotechnology Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, MNS-University of Agriculture and Bahauddin Zakariya University.
The China-Pak Joint Laboratory for Cotton is under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Now the first stage of CPEC has almost been completed.
For the second phase of CPEC, the agriculture will be one of the focuses among others.