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Opportunity opens up for Fijians to study agriculture in China

July 24, 2015 5:43 am

Fijians will soon be going to study agricultural production at one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with the senior officials of the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University during his trip to China.

Bainimarama has proposed a program in which Fijian students would go to China to study at the university and learn advanced agricultural production methods.

The university council chairperson Ye Huiling has welcomed the Prime Minister’s proposals and called for closer engagement so that both parties can learn from each other.

Bainimarama says he’s confident that the strong and growing Fiji-China relations will result in more people-to-people exchanges between the Fujian province and Fiji.

The University which plays a key role in developing new agricultural methods in China currently engages with the Fijian government through the Agriculture Ministry by providing research and capacity building assistance.