Viet Nam – Belarus: Strengthening cooperation in S&T field

SATurday - 21/11/2015 14:31     In

Attending and co-chairing the Preliminary session were Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of Viet Nam Sub-Committee Trần Quốc Khánh; Vice Chairman of State Committee for S&T of the Republics of Belarus, Chairman of Belarus Sub-Committee Mr. Baltrukovich Petr Ivanovich.

Delivering a speech in the Preliminary session, Deputy Minister Trần Quốc Khánh highly appreciated cooperation between the two countries in S&T field, especially the two parties have identified prioritized fields and directions as well as had exchange activities among S&T of Viet Nam and Belarus over the past time.

The Deputy Minister expected the two parties would continue their cooperation and promote S&T activities to become thorough and emphasized that S&T cooperation between the two countries would to a new high level through the 9th Session.

Deputy Minister Trần Quốc Khánh and Mr. Baltrukovich Petr Ivanovich signed the Minute of the 9th Session
Mr. Baltrukovich Petr Ivanovich said that the two countries of Viet Nam – Belarus have had good historic relations with many similarities, which can be considered as good premises for the two countries to have bilateral cooperation in many fields, including S&T activities. This can be the advantage for the two countries to promote S&T activities in order to fully exploit potentials of the two countries.

In the Session, Deputy Minister Trần Quốc Khánh introduced with the Belarus’ delegation about Vietnam’s S&T latest achievements and activities over the past time as Resolution No. 20-NQ/TW on S&T development; Law on S&T (amended); S&T Development Strategy for the 2011 – 2020 period,… and many MOST’s documents relating to S&T activities.

In addition, the two Chairmen informed each other about the status and potentials of S&T development and innovation of Viet Nam and Belarus; approved the Plan of Action with some issues as review of the implementation of S&T Cooperation and InnovationProgramfor the 2013 – 2015 period; review of S&T prioritized directions; review of proposals on establishing joint ventures manufacturing products of high S&T volumes; strengthened cooperation in fields of technology transfer, intellectual property, standards, metrology and quality,...

Regarding the implementation of S&T Cooperation and Innovation Program for the 2013 – 2015 period, the two parties recognized achievements gained from the 8th session with many joint events; agreed to strengthen S&T cooperation and innovation between Viet Nam and Belarus in order to improve the efficiency of S&T activities.

At the same time, the two parties agreed to cooperate in priority directions for the 2016 – 2017 period in some fields of energy; microelectronics; information technology, Nano technology; biology technology; health, medicines; new materials; technologies in agriculture; training for staff; establishment of joint ventures, development and cooperation in S&T field, especially introducing specific focal points to develop relate projects,…

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