Tran Cong Yen (second, right), Vietnamese Counsellor and head of the representative office of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and members of the club's liaison board (Photo: VNA)

Sydney (VNA) – A club for overseas Vietnamese scientists, the third of its kind in Australia, has been established in Victoria state’s Melbourne city by the representative office of Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology, which is located in the capital city of Canberra.

The two other clubs were founded in Queensland in May 2017 and in New South Wales in May this year.

The club is expected to create a network of Vietnamese scientists in the state, enabling them to share information and support each other, as well as connect with their peers in Vietnam and other Australian states.

The launching ceremony saw the presence of more than 40 scientists and researchers who work in various research institutes, universities, companies, and state agencies in Victoria.

In his remarks at the event, Tran Cong Yen, Vietnamese Counsellor and head of the representative office of the Ministry of Science and Technology, said the club will bring together overseas Vietnamese intellectuals who are dedicated to developing the homeland and want to engage in scientific and technological projects, as well as young talent training programmes in the country.

The club will form a network of Vietnamese scientists to foster cooperation between Vietnam and Australia in science and technology, contributing to enhancing the two countries’ strategic partnership, he said.

Yen also conveyed a letter of congratulations from Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam, in which the ambassador said that against the backdrop of the world’s fast-changing technological landscape, it is vital for every economy to gain access to and make use of scientific and technological advancements to avoid being left behind in the rapid changes of modernity.

The Government of Vietnam has taken note of how the country’s impressive technological innovation and application of new, advanced technology is based on human resources, particularly Vietnamese talents living overseas.

Nam expects that Vietnam will receive enthusiastic support from Vietnamese scientist expats in Victoria, and Australia at large, in the country’s technological development.–VNA