His Excellency Mathurin Coffi Nago, the Speaker of National Parliament of Benin visited China Agricultural University (CAU) in the morning of 26 November 2012. CAU President Ke Bingsheng and Vice President Wang Tao met His Excellency and his Delegation in the Main Building of CAU West Campus that day.
Nago’s visit to China was invited by Wu Bangguo, Chair of China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee. Nago said that there were three factors leading him to visit CAU. Firstly, CAU has made great contributions to boost the development of agricultural science and technology in China; secondly, CAU has played a significant role among all the universities in China; and thirdly, he used to be the dean of a college of agriculture in Benin. “That is why I visit CAU as a colleague to communicate with my peer.” Nago introduced that Benin paid great attention to agricultural education and would establish a specialized college of agriculture. He hoped that his visit to CAU would help to build a cooperating relationship between CAU and the to-be-established college.
President Ke Bingsheng warm welcomed, on behalf of the university, His Excellency Nago to visit the University. He said that it was a great honor for CAU to see Nago, and CAU was greatly inspired and encouraged by Benin’s special attention to agricultural education. He briefly introduced CAU to Nago and analyzed the severe situations Chinese agriculture faced with the statistics and graphs of China’s grain output, the grain sowing area, yield of per unit area, grain production range, as well as the agricultural products import and export. He pointed out that CAU hopes to make great contribution to China’s agricultural development with our mission “Tackle problems the people face, Cultivate talents the world needs”.
Nago highly praised the contribution CAU had made not only in academic area but also in agricultural practice as well as in policy-setting. The two sides also exchanged views on technology transfer, agricultural science and international students.