Vietnam hopes for stronger cooperation with US in science-technology: official

– Along with science and technology development, in the next decade, Vietnam will focus on promoting innovation, circular development and commercialising research outcomes, and hopes for the US’s support and cooperation in the process for common growth, stated Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy.Addressing the 11th meeting of the Vietnam-US Joint Committee on Science-Technology Cooperation in Hanoi on December 9, Duy highlighted the strong development of science and technology in the US, Vietnam and the whole world, directly influencing people’s life. Alongside, digital technology and artificial intelligence are growing strongly, serving the circular economy and sustainable development.For his part, US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc E Knapper said that the increasing cooperation between the two countries in science and technology will help promote the prosperity and progress of both sides.In 2023, the two sides will celebrate their strategic partnership, he noted, proposing that based on their long-term cooperative relations, the two sides can elevate their collaboration in science and technology to a new height.At the event, participants discussed the prioritised science and technology areas of Vietnam and the United States in the coming years, and the fields with high cooperation potential such as R&D activities in artificial intelligence, and capacity building for STEM education.They also gave opinions on reports of four working groups in the fields of health and medical sciences, climate change, conservation and biotechnology in agriculture./.

December 09, 2022 20:43 UTC

Vietnamese agencies cooperate in cattle breeding with Nigerian partners

At the signing ceremony (Photo: Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies (IAMES) and the Vietnam - Africa Economic Cooperation Alliance (VAECA) have signed a cooperation agreement on livestock farming development in Nigeria at a webinar with the Nigeria - Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NVCCI) and Nigeria's EkitiKete Livestock Development Co., Ltd.Chairman of NVCCI Oye Akinsemoyin said the Nigeria-Vietnam Investment Facilitation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will provide a necessary foundation for further cooperation between the two countries in the future.Assoc.Prof. Le Phuoc Minh, Director of IAMES, said that he has high expectations for cooperation with African countries, especially in agriculture, adding that the partnership with Nigeria is one of the promising projects.Dr. Le Quy Kha, who represents VAECA, said IAMES and VAECA and their livestock partners in Vietnam will immediately map out specific action plan to carry out the agreement in Nigeria.Specifically, Vietnamese agricultural and economic experts will be sent to Nigeria for implementing the cooperation project , Kha said.The IAMES is a research agency under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. Besides researching tasks, it has engaged in technology transfer and economic cooperation activities between Vietnam and African and Middle Eastern countries.The VAECA is an organisation of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). It groups economic and technical experts specialising in many fields, with the aim of supporting economic development in African countries./.

December 07, 2022 16:25 UTC

French Senate President to pay official visit to Vietnam

Politics Prime Minister hails growing Vietnam-Nigeria ties Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hailed the development of bilateral ties while receiving Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo in Hanoi on December 5. Politics Tribute paid to late Chinese leader in Ho Chi Minh City A delegation led by Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen visited the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5 to share their sympathies and write in a condolence book in tribute to late General Secretary of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee Jiang Zemin. Videos Vietnam, RoK lift ties to comprehensive strategic partnership On the basis of important obtained achievements, with strong belief in the future of cooperation, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Republic of Korea (RoK) counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol jointly announced the lifting of the Vietnam - RoK relations to "comprehensive strategic partnership”, opening a new stage of development for the relationship between the two countries. Politics Official: Vietnam fully supports Laos’ development Vietnam always fully supports Laos’ renovation and development, said Politburo member, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) Nguyen Xuan Thang while paying courtesy calls to General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith and Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh in Vientiane on December 5.

December 05, 2022 17:25 UTC

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