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Memorandum of Understanding Extension between Kunming Institute of Botany and Institute of Gene Pool of Plants and Animals
source:KIB     author:ZHANG Jianwen, YANG Mei     2016-11-10

Beijing, CHINA, November 7 to 8 2016--Twenty national scientific and research organizations from countries and regions along the Belt and Road Initiative participate the First International Science Forum of National Scientific Organizations on the Belt and Road Initiative” and issued a declaration establishing an alliance of international scientists to promote cross-border cooperation.

Prof. SUN Hang, director of Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS) participate  the First International Science Forum of National Scientific Organizations on the Belt and Road  Initiative in Beijing.  

During the forum, Prof. SUN Hang and Dr. Tojibave Komil, director of the Institute of Gene Pool of Plants and Animals (IGPPA) of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences jointly signed the renewed MoU between KIB and IGPPA. 

The MoU agrees both parties will work together to explore the strategic relationships in research and development in the area of  field investigation and the complication of the Flora in  Uzbekistan,  construction of the biological resources and geographical distribution database in the Central Asia, building  the international molecular biology joint laboratory between two countries  and building  economic botanical gardens, regular bilateral seminars, short-term visits by researchers 

The first MoU between KIB and IGPPA was signed in 2013. After signing the agreement, number of fruitful academic cooperation take place. Such as biodiversity field trip at Hengduan Mountains in the southwest China in May2014, fungi specimens identification led by Prof. YANG Zhuliang at  Uzbekistan in October 2015, Presentation on “Distribution pattern and State of Coenotic Population of Rare and Endangered Plants Species of Kyzylkum Desert” by Dr. Khabibullo Shomurodov in July 2016, and the "International Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation Planning of the Central Asia Region"  organized by KIB and Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in August 2016  

China and Uzbekistan are important friendly neighbors along the route of "The Belt and Road", KIB and IGPPA KIB and IGPPA desire to undertake collaborative research activities for the mutual benefit of both parties.  

The collaboration between both parties has been supported by CAS International Cooperation Research Program and CAS International Cooperation Research program.   

 

Photo 1: Uzbekistan field trip (Image by KIB) 

Photo 2&3: field trip at Hengduan Mountains (Image by KIB) 

Photo 4&5: International Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation Planning of the Central Asia Region in Xinjiang (Image by KIB) 

Photo 6: MoU signing ceremony (Image by KIB) 

 

More information about CAS in the Belt and Road Initiative please visit: http://english.cas.cn/Special_Reports/CAS_in_the_Belt_and_Road_Initiative/  


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