President calls for more support from foreign scientists hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang and Nobel laureates (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has hoped to receive further support from international professors and scientists for human resources training and science community connection, helping Vietnam attain additional achievements in science-technology.

He stressed the hope during a reception on July 9 for a group of Nobel laureates and foreign scientists attending the “Fundamental Science and Society” workshop held as part of the events during the 12th Rencontres du Vietnam (Meeting Vietnam).

The President informed his guests about the country’s significant achievements after 30 years of reform (Doi moi) with robust economic growth, socio-culture improvements, stabilised politics and the elevating prestige in the international arena.

Science-technology has been billed as an important drive for socio-economic development, he underscored, adding that fundamental science has made great contributions to the country’s rosy achievements.

Vietnam is leading ASEAN in basic science with its mathematics and physics centres receiving the UNESCO’s recognition and sponsorship, President Quang said, highlighting that Vietnamese Olympic math team has been among the world top 10 since 1974.

At the reception, he hailed great contributions made by Professor Tran Thanh Van and his spouse Le Kim Ngoc to organise the Meeting Vietnam event, which aims to connect international scientists with local ones.

He believed that international science conferences and events organised within the Meeting Vietnam will create venues for Vietnamese scientists to exchange and learn experience from their international counterparts while acquiring latest knowledge in the field serving the country’s intensive international integration.

For their parts, Professor Tran Thanh Van and other foreign scientists recommended measures to promote science and technology development as a top-ranking national policy.

The “Fundamental Science and Society” workshop was held in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh to discuss the role of fundamental science and how to boost its development in emerging economies.-VNA