From April 3rd to 7th 2013, a ceremony to mark the 30 years of scientific cooperation between Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) took place in Paris. This first ever such event drew the participant of managers and scientists from VAST, CNRS and the Vietnamese Embassy in France. The VAST delegation led by Prof. Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee and VAST president, took part in the event.
VAST delegation participated in the ceremony to mark 30 years of VAST – CNRS cooperation in Paris in July 2013
This is an important event in the Vietnam – France exchange year to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam – France diplomatic ties. The event showed the close cooperation between the two leading scientific agencies of the two countries. The highlight of the event was the two speeches delivered by the presidents of VAST and CNRS, which appreciated the results of Vietnamese and French scientists over the past 30 years. Especially, presentations by scientists from institutes under VAST and CNRS on obtained results in bilateral projects, as well as lights in 14 Do Son France – Vietnam training courses, left a deep impression about the effective cooperation and efforts of scientists from VAST and CNRS.
LIA FOCOMAT signing ceremony to mark 30 years of VAST-CNRS cooperation in Paris in July 2013
VAST president, Prof. Chau Van Minh and CNRS president, Prof. Alain Fuchs, appreciated the close cooperation between VAST and CNRS
The signing ceremony on the International Associated Laboratories (LIA) project on FOCOMAT took place during the event, under the witness of scientists from VAST and CNRS. To promote effective cooperation between VAST, CNRS and other French scientific agencies, CNRS took the VAST delegation to pay a working visit to the France Academy of Science, Paris Natural Historical Museum, as well as laboratories in material sciences, natural products chemistry, physics and material erosion.
VAST delegation worked with director of Paris Natural Historical Museum (France)
Following are speeches by VAST president, Prof. Chau Van Minh, and CNRS president Prof. Alain Fuchs, and two documents (PDF attached file) about the results of LIA project and 14 Do Son France-Vietnam training courses.
Translated by Tuyet Nhung