GUANGZHOU (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday said Pakistan wants to benefit from the Chinese research in agriculture sector as his country needs to feed a burgeoning population of over 170 million in Pakistan and adopt better agriculture practices. During a visit to South China Agricultural University, a 100-year-old prestigious institute of learning and research where he was given a briefing by Vice President of the University Liao Ming, the President said he wants farmers in Pakistan to maximum utilize the available agricultural land. He said hybrid seeds, which are not only disease resistant and high yielding are best suited to Pakistan to overcome food shortage. The President also stressed the need for exchange of students between the two countries and enrolment of more Pakistani students in Chinese universities who are desirous of pursuing higher education. Only those nations have prospered and progressed who have made education their priority, the President noted. The university is spread over 550 hectares and 41,000 students are enrolled here including 60 from Pakistan. Earlier, Liao Ming gave an overview of the university to the visiting dignitary and briefed him about its various faculties. He was told that the university is also carrying out research on various varieties of rice. The President then went around some sections of the university. Later, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the South China Agricultural University and Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Pakistan. Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University Dr AQ Mughal and President South Agricultural University signed the MoU. Zardari, along with Pakistani ambassador in China Masood Khan also witnessed the signing ceremony. The MoU seeks to establish and conduct mutually agreed upon cooperative and collaborative projects in agriculture education, research, training and outreach. This would broaden the international exposure of both the institutions. The MoU seeks to develop and strengthen the bonds between the students of both the countries. The other areas of cooperation under the MoU would be in agricultural engineering, animal and veterinary sciences, information technology, natural resources and environmental management. It also seeks capacity building and training of researchers and teaching staff, modernization and upgradation of existing laboratories and establishment of new laboratories to undertake research at Sindh Agriculture University. Meanwhile, President Zardari Sunday visited the Science City here in Chinas largest industrial hub Guangdong, where he was taken to Vtron, a state-of-the-art electronic company. After his arrival in the capital of Guangdong province, from the airport, the President drove straight to the company and was given presentation by Tang Minchao, Vice President of Vtron. The President was informed that it is a leading technology company that specializes in design and manufacture of state-of-the-art visualization systems. The companys products include video wall systems and interactive digital boards, which are used world over. Earlier, on his arrival at the airport, the President was received by Vice Governor of Guangdong Chen Mingde and Vice Mayor of Guangzhou Fu Fang. Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday identified vital areas in which China can cooperate with Pakistan to lift its agriculture output as well as improve communication infrastructure for trade links with all its neighbours and the region. In a meeting with Wang Yang, member of the Communist Party of Chinas central political bureau and Secretary Guangdong Committee, the President said Pakistan needs hybrid agriculture seeds, setting up of rail network linking it with China and improved road networks for speedy bilateral trade and better use of water for irrigation purposes in Pakistan. It can happen today or it can happen tomorrow but we should think about it and start preparing for it, President Zardari remarked. He said China has knowledge and Pakistan has all sorts of infrastructure, favourable investment climate, right market and a geo-strategic location for Chinese too take benefit of. Increase in growth rate of China will lift Pakistans own economy which has been slightly limited by situation in the region and some international concerns, he added. The President referred to the recent opening up of Pakistans rail link to Turkey via Iran and said a similar rail link with China will greatly enhance their trade with the region that includes India and other SAARC countries. He said Pakistan is already upgrading Karakorum road which will become an all-weather road next year. President Zardari said that Pakistan has an agro-based economy and would like China to help Pakistan develop better and high yielding varieties of sugarcane, cotton, oil seeds and rice. He said some Chinese scientists are already working in the country in agriculture sector. Similarly, he added, for optimal use of irrigation water, Chinas experience and expertise will be of great significance for Pakistan as it is facing the onerous task of feeding its large population. I come to China to learn. That is why I visit a new province every time. I come here to personally see the development that has taken place in every sphere of life, the President added. He said the world has accepted Chinas wisdom and is awed by the progress they have made. The President informed Wang Yang about the favourable investment climate that his country offers and invited Chinese investors to set up their businesses there. Leadership has to show the way and younger generation has to follow, leaders have already written our destination and now it must be followed, President Zardari remarked. He categorically stated that Pakistan believes in one-China policy. The President said Chairman Mao could see beyond time and laid a strong foundation of Sino-Pak relations. Wang Yang said that despite worlds changing economic scenario the relations between the two countries continue to grow and have established strategic partnership. He said President Zardaris fourth visit within one year, shows the importance he attaches to China as a time tested friend. He said he was greatly inspired by President Zardaris ideas and considers an economically strong Pakistan not only beneficial for its own people, but also for China, the region and the world at large. He said some 30 years ago, Guangdong faced similar situation as that which Pakistan is facing today but it gradually came out of it by developing basic industry. He said China has great regard for its neighbour for its support on important national and international issues. He said he will direct all the departments and institutions to honour the MoUs that are being signed during his visit to Guangdong. He said Pakistans Free Trade Agreement was an open document and following that the two countries can further strengthen cooperation in varied fields. He said Pakistan can attract foreign investment if it establishes special economic zones.