On March 6, the CAREC Institute’s delegation led by Dr. Huang Jingjing, Deputy Director One, visited Xinjiang Agricultural University to meet with Mr. Xie Shuqing, the head of the university.
Mr. Xie Shuqing warmly welcomed the CAREC Institute and provided brief information about Xinjiang Agricultural University. He noted that the university actively promotes international cooperation and exchanges in research, technology, and education. The university has already established international cooperation platforms such as the Central Asian Research Center, the Xinjiang-Central Asian Center for Modern Agricultural Scientific and Technological Innovation and Exchange, and the Sino-Uzbek Scientific Research Center, which have actively participated in and promoted the development of higher agricultural education in the countries along the Belt and Road.
Dr. Huang Jingjing briefed the other side on the history and activities of the CAREC Institute. An international organization headquartered in Urumqi, the CAREC Institute is dedicated to promoting regional cooperation and integration through empirical research, capacity building, knowledge sharing, and building partnerships with national and regional think tanks.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views and discussed further joint actions to build a strong relationship through resource sharing, expert training, joint research and capacity building activities. The parties further discussed the organization of the CAREC Think Tank Network Development Forum in Urumqi in 2023 to facilitate policy dialogue between think tanks and development partners and disseminate quality knowledge products and services for regional economic cooperation.