|Overview of the gathering. — VNS Photo Khánh Dương|
HÀ NỘI — Representatives of member states of the Joint Institute For Nuclear Research (JINR) gathered in Hà Nội on Monday to review its activities and discuss long-term plans.
The event was organised by JINR and Việt Nam’s Academy of Science and Technology, which is also a JINR member.
Representatives of member states and observers discussed a draft budget for the organisation’s research and co-operation.
The JINR’s Committee of Plenipotentiaries spoke highly of Việt Nam’s contributions to boosting exchanges among member states, helping improve the quality of the organisation.
Professor Châu Văn Minh, president of Việt Nam’s Academy of Science and Technology, said since Việt Nam became a member of the JINR in 1956, the academy has actively participated in the JINR’s scientific research. The JINR has helped Việt Nam build infrastructure for nuclear research and train skilled scientific workers.
After the training, many officials and researchers have come back to develop Việt Nam’s nuclear research and hold important leadership positions, he said.
At the session, leading Vietnamese scientists presented research and development in the fields of nuclear energy and the project of a research reactor in Việt Nam.
The JINR is an inter-governmental scientific research organisation, consisting of 18 member states and six observers. The member states are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Việt Nam. — VNS