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The 66th meeting of the executive board of the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) took place in Hanoi on October 2.

This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the ICSTI executive board meeting. It hosted the 39th meeting in 1989, 10 years after the country officially joined the council.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh emphasised Vietnam’s willingness to develop cooperation with members of the ICSTI in the future.

The country’s information-library sector has received substantial support from ICSTI members in the form of staff training, technical equipment and scientific-technological materials, Thanh said, adding that it was thanks to the ICSTI’s provision of technology, Vietnamese users were able to access database outside Vietnam for the first time in 1982.

As an activity in the framework of the ICSTI meeting, an international conference on scientific and technical statistics was held with a focus on the role of information and scientific and technical statistics towards Vietnam and Eastern European countries.

Participants also discussed experience on building policies and mechanisms for management of scientific and technical statistics systems; and on technology transfer and technology application in Eastern European countries.-VNA