China / Canada MOU Signed in Geneva, 9 June 1986

l to r, sitting and standing, at table:   JP Bruce, Mrs. Chen Guofan, Mr. Zou Jlngmeng, HL Ferguson, JG Côte.
Photo and text below were published in the July / August 1986 edition of Zephyr

The Canada / China Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperative Programs was signed on June 9 in Geneva by Mr. Zou Jlngmeng, Administrator of the State Meteorological Administration and Mr. Howard L Ferguson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Atmospheric Environment Service. The MOU was signed in the presence of the Ambassadors of both countries accredited to the office of the United Nations In Geneva (not identified in full photo).

The MOU provides for an exchange of Information, publications, documents, instruments and experts on various topics related to meteorology and hydrology. The MOU will be managed through a joint working group with Mr. Zou and Mr. Ferguson serving as co-chairmen. The first meeting of the joint working group Is planned for 1987 In Beijing, China and the second meeting In Canada In 1988. Former ADM Jim Bruce was involved In the preliminary discussions.

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