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Vice President He Minghong Meets with the Director of CIMMYT


On August 31, 2015, NSFC Vice President Prof. He Minghong met with Dr. Martin Kropff, Director of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

Prof. He extended a warm welcome to Dr. Martin Kropff and gave an overview of NSFC. Dr. Feng Feng, Director-General, Bureau of International Cooperation introduced the general situation of the international cooperation of NSFC and the cooperation with CIMMYT. Dr. Martin Kropff introduced the latest research progress of CIMMYT and the ideas of cooperation with China. The two sides appreciated highly the progress and achievement in co-funding joint research program and personnel exchanges, and exchanged their opinions on such issues as talent training, platform construction for international cooperation, key areas of cooperation, etc.

Accompanying Dr. Martin Kropff were Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT Senior Adviser, former Director of CIMMYT, Ms. Fabiola Meza, Assistant Director of CIMMYT, and Prof. He Zhonghu, Chief Representative of CIMMYT in China. Dr. Feng Feng, Zhao Chuang, Ren Zhijun from the Bureau of International Cooperation also attended the meeting.

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