Havana (VNA) – Minister of Science and Know-how Huynh Thanh Dat had a gathering with Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ines Maria Chapman Waughn, and a dialogue with Minister of Science, Know-how and Surroundings of Cuba Elba Roza Perez Montolla, on April 21 (native time), on the event of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s official go to to the Latin American nation.
Beforehand, on April 20, Dat and his Cuban counterpart signed a Plan to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on science and expertise cooperation between the 2 international locations, which was inked in 2018 throughout the official go to to Cuba by Basic Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
Throughout their assembly, Deputy PM Waughn and Minister Dat centered their dialogue on science and expertise cooperation between the 2 international locations lately and the primary contents of the plan.
The Vietnamese official expressed the need to additional promote cooperation between the 2 international locations within the discipline of biotechnology, and pledged to provide mandatory sources to efficiently implement commitments signed by the 2 sides.
He took the event to ask Cuban biotech firms to put money into Vietnam’s hi-tech parks.
For her half, Waughn highlighted the custom of the particular relations between the 2 international locations, and spoke extremely of Vietnam’s excellent growth, with the contribution of science and expertise, affirming that the Cuban Authorities has all the time paid consideration to growing science and expertise, and recognised the outcomes of sci-technology cooperation between the 2 international locations.
She urged the 2 ministries to reinforce cooperation in biotechnology, and data expertise, and known as on the Vietnamese ministry to help Cuba in constructing the World Innovation Index (GII).
She briefed on achievements of Cuba’s biotechnology trade, together with the profitable analysis and manufacturing of vaccines towards COVID-19 and plenty of different vaccines; and invited the Vietnamese ministry to attend a global convention on science, expertise and innovation scheduled for September 16-17 this 12 months.
Throughout the talks, representatives of the 2 ministries mentioned points associated to the 2 international locations’ methods for science and expertise growth and innovation; regulation on growth of excessive expertise and hi-tech zones; the implementation of national-level science and expertise duties and tasks; and the constructing of GII.
Minister Dat reviewed science and expertise cooperation between the 2 international locations throughout the Framework Settlement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation in 1997, the MoU on Science and Know-how Cooperation in 2018, and the newly-signed Plan to implement the MoU.
The 2 sides agreed to deepen their cooperation in science and expertise, contributing to additional tightening the particular cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba, bringing long-term advantages to the group of scientists and the individuals of each nations.
On the identical day, Chairman of the Nationwide Meeting’s Committee for Overseas Affairs Vu Hai Ha acquired his Cuban counterpart Maria Yolanda Ferrer, who can also be President of the Cuba -Vietnam Friendship Affiliation (CVFA), and President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Fernando Gonzalez Llort.
Ha, who can also be President of the Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Affiliation (VCFA), thanked CVFA and ICAP for his or her contributions to strengthening the Vietnam – Cuba relations.
The Cuban officers stated they’re happy when NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Cuban leaders have centered on discussing financial, commerce and funding cooperation to help Cuba in fixing the present difficulties in meals and client items.
The organisation of a enterprise discussion board and the signing of many cooperation agreements between companies and localities of the 2 international locations throughout the framework of the Vietnamese high legislator’s go to will assist additional promote bilateral financial, commerce and funding ties within the coming time, they stated.
The Vietnamese official thanked CVFA and ICAP for his or her efficient contributions to preserving and enhancing the particular solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba, saying that VCFA has additionally had many energetic actions to strengthen the 2 nations’ friendship.