On 9 November 2009, the signing of an agreement on scientific cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) took place at conference room A1, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).
The signing ceremony saw the attendance of delegates from the CSIC: Professor Rafael Rodrigo Montero, CSIC President; Professor Jose J Sanchez, CSIC Vice President in charge of international cooperation; Professor Fernando Briones; Professor Fernando Briones, Head of the Microelectronics Institute in CSIC; Professor Esterban Manrique, Director of the Museum of Natural Sciences in CSIC and Doctor Ana Eloza Moreno, Scientific consultant on international cooperation in CSIC.
VAST attendants at the signing ceremony included Professor Nguyen Dinh Cong, Doctor of Science, VAST Vice President and representative leaders from the International Cooperation Board, the Physical Institute, the Chemistry Institute of Natural Compound, the Institute of Ecological and Organism Resources, the Geographic Institute, the Institute Global Physics, the Institute of Geological and Maritime Geophysics, the Institute of Biological Technology and the Institute of Environmental Technology.
Before signing the agreement on scientific cooperation, representatives from VAST and CSIC gave general introductions to each other and answered partners’ questions on the organizing structure and operation of each side.
After the talk, leaders from the two sides officially signed the agreement on scientific cooperation between VAST and CSIC.
After the signing ceremony, CSIC members visited agencies of VAST such as the Physical Institute, the Chemistry Institute of Natural Compound, the Institute of Ecological and Organism Resources, the Geographic Institute, the Institute of Global Physics, the Institute of Geological and Maritime Geophysics, the Institute of Biological Technology and the Institute of Environmental Technology and VAST representative agency in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon of 11 November 2009, CSIC members met with Professor and Doctor Chau Van Minh, VAST President. After that, on 12 November 2009, CSIC delegation left Hanoi for VAST representative agencies in Ho Chi Minh City and agencies under the VAST in the south of Vietnam, successfully concluding the working visit to the CSIC.