08/04/2015 15:36 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Forum promotes Vietnam-RoK sci-tech cooperation

Hanoi, April 8 (VNA) - A forum was held in Hanoi on April 7, aiming to promote cooperation in science and technology between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Co-organised by the Vietnam Academy Science and Technology, the RoK’s Ministry of Science-Information and Planning, the event focused on Vietnam’s science and technology, pointing out opportunities and challenges for the country in the field.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Khanh, said this is great potential for the two sides to boost their ties in the field, adding that the forum contributes to expanding the bilateral strategic partnership.

Through the event, specific measures to bolster the Vietnam-RoK cooperation in science and technology are expected to be taken, he said.

He hailed the RoK’s support for Vietnam in building establishments for science-technology development, especially the recent formation of the Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

Kyung Ho Shin from the RoK’s Institute of Technology Policy Research highlighted Vietnam’s advantage of abundant human resources. He stressed the role played by Vietnamese researchers and enterprises in employing available knowledge basis, creating changes and making high-value products, contributing to the country’s renewal process.

During the forum, participants also discussed policies and orientations for developing science and technology by 2020, issues related to nano-material science, electrics, electronics, and biotechnology application.