On October 23 of 2019, Delegation of Xingjian institute of Ecology and Geography visited National university of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek. The delegation included Director of the Xiangjian institute of Ecology and Geography Zhang Yuangming and his two deputies Jilili Abuduwaili and Li Yaoming. They were met by the rector of National University Marakhimov A.R., vice-rector for International Relations Shirinova R.Kh., dean of the faculty of Geography and Natural Resources Sharipov Shavkat and professors of biological and geographical faculties.
As you might know, from October 11 to 15 of this year, the Sino-Uzbek symposium was held on the initiative of bilateral cooperation: “Ecology, Environment and sustainable development of the region” in Urumqi. During the symposium, a memorandum on the creation of a joint laboratory was signed. This was the main topic of the meeting at National University of Uzbekistan. Director Zhang Yaungming and Rector Professor Marakhimov agreed to appoint project coordinators and analysts. Their duties will be:
1) To report on the upcoming projects of the scientists of universities
2) To compose teams and to suggest areas of work
3) To represent wishes and interests of the parties
4) To monitor the intergovernmental grants of Uzbekistan and China
5) To ensure active implementation of state projects.
The director of Xiangjiang Institute said that they are ready to create a fund to support this project, which will help the joint laboratory to start working. Rector of NUU supported this idea and made proposals that would contribute to the development of the project, which is temporary called “Creating an integrated system for monitoring bio-ecological system of the Aral Sea region.