Dr M ends China trip by visiting CAAS

NST Online

BEIJING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad concluded his visit to China by visiting the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) this morning. Dr Mahathir spent about an hour at the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park in the academy. CAAS is a national agricultural scientific research organisation, which is responsible for conducting basic research and developing new technologies to solve various challenges in agriculture, and subsequently helping the economy of the rural areas in the country. Earlier, Dr Mahathir witnessed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd and COFCO Group Co., Ltd. The MoU was for the technical development of palm oil downstream application and related products in China. Dr Mahathir is scheduled to fly back to Malaysia this afternoon. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd