Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) meets with Lao Minister Boviengkham Vongdaram in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hioa
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the ministries of Science and Technology of Việt Nam and Laos to maintain experience sharing in managing science and technology activities, while welcoming Lao Minister Boviengkham Vongdara.
Appreciating the two ministries’ coordination in contents related to science and technology in a five-year agreement signed at the 38th meeting of the Việt Nam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee, Phúc on Thursday suggested they support the training of management officials for Laos, and collaborate more closely at international forums and organisations in this field.
The Vietnamese ministry should continue helping to increase the research capacity of the Lao side through the two countries’ joint research projects and to develop scientific and technological applications to facilitate Lao localities’ socio-economic growth, he stated.
He also expressed his hope that the ministries will maintain close coordination to ensure the progress of a project to build a science and technology management official training centre for Laos.
The Lao minister told the host that his visit will focus on the intellectual property issue and scientific and technological transfer between Viêt Nam and Laos.
He affirmed that the project is being implemented on schedule. In the time ahead, the ministry will make efforts to carry out the project to intensify the capacity of scientific research and technological development for the National Academy of Social Sciences. VNS