From November 11th to 15th 2014, a delegation from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) led Prof. Chau Van Minh, President of VAST, paid a working visit to Belarus National Academy of Sciences (NASB).
|President of VAST visited unmanned aircraft,
the Institute of Technical Physics, NASB
| Visiting the Institute of Nature Management,
| Discussing findings on microorganism
productions applied in pharmaceutical
agriculture and industry at the
Institute of Microorganism, NASB
| Academician Vladimir Agabekov, director of the
Institute of Chemistry of New Materials, NASB
signed an agreement on technical transfer for
the project to apply Polyguanidin in treating
running water and environment in Vietnam
On November 12th 2014, the delegation worked with institutes under NASB, including the Institute of Technical Physics, the Institute of Nature Management, the Institute of Microorganisms, the Institute of Chemistry of New Materials and Organic Biochemistry. At the working session, President of NASB, Acad.Vladimir Gusakov, appreciated the achievements in science and technology cooperation, especially the establishment of the Vietnam – Belarus Research and Technology Development Center in the field of equipment and machine manufacturing, energy and chemicals to promote technology transfer and the commercialization of scientific research results.
Based on the establishment of the Vietnam – Belarus Center, units such as the Chemical Technology Center, High Technology and Scientific Equipment Laboratory and Cell Nanotechnology Laboratory, cooperated with Belarus and technology transfer projects such as the study on the application of Polyguanidin to treat flood waters to recover its clearness and the study and technology transfer of unmanned aerial vehicles.
In addition, collaborative activities between the two academies to implement bilateral international cooperation duties since 2008 have created opportunities for scientists from institutes to resume cooperation with Belarus partners, exchange experiences and solve important researching issues and announce studies on prestigious scientific journals. In the afternoon of November 14th, presidents of the two academies signed the minutes of the working session from November 11th to 14th 2014 of the delegation of VAST in the Republic of Belarus.
|Acad. Chau Van Minh, Acad. Vladimir Gusakov
|Presidents of the two academies signed the
minutes of the working session of VAST at NASB
During the working visit in Belarus, the delegation and Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Belarus attended a meeting to elect Academician of NASB 2014. On behalf of the Presidium, Acad. Vladimir Gusakov, President of NASB, announced the election result. Three foreign scientists out of 20 candidates became members of NASB, including Prof. Anton Zellinger, President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Prof. Chau Van Minh, president of VAST, and Prof. Alexander Aseyev, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Siberian Office of the Russian Academy of Sciences. (Reference at http://www.belarus.by/en/press-center/news/three-foreign-scientists-among-nasb-new-members_i_0000016807.html).
This is the first time in nearly 15 years since March 2000, NASB has had additional three new foreign academicians. It means that so far there have been 13 foreign academicians.
|The overview of the meeting to elect NASB
|Prof. Chau Van Minh participated in the
Presidium at the meeting to elect NASB
| Acad. Chau Van Minh and Acad. Anton Zeilinger
and Acad. Alexander Aseyev hold hands
after the meeting
| Acad. Vladimir Gusakov, president of NASB,
presented Academician Certificate
to Prof. Chau Van Minh
Prof. Chau Van Minh answered interviews of Belarus television and media
In the afternoon of November 13th, Belarusian Premier, Mikhail Myasnikovich, met and congratulated Acad. Anton Zellinger, Acad. Chau Van Minh, and Acad. Alexander Aseyev. He appreciated the scientific cooperation programmes and projects between Belarusian scientists and Austrian, Vietnamese and Russian scientists. He expressed his belief that on the new position of members of NASB, the three academicians would have more initiatives to promote scientific communications as well as new cooperation programmes and projects between Belarusian scientists and Austrian, Vietnamese and Russian partners (Reference at http://atom.belta.by/en/sciense_block/view/belarus-pm-believes-in-new-projects-with-academies-of-sciences-of-austria-vietnam-russia-4257/).
|Belarusian Premier Mikhail Myasnikovich
congratulated Acad. Chau Van Minh
| Acad. Chau Van Minh, Acad. Anton Zellinger
and Acad. Alexander Aseyev on the Presidium
On November 15th, the delegation returned home, concluding the successful working visit to NASB.
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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