Vietnam and South Africa have pledged to promote bilateral links in science technology following meetings between a delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology and scientific agencies from the African country.

The Vietnamese delegation made a visit to South Africa from April 20 to 27 and met with the South African Department of Science and Technology, a centre for stem cell studies under the University of Pretoria, and the country’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

They learnt about science management in South Africa and were introduced to its achievements in applying science technology in healthcare, vaccine production and stem cell research.

During the meetings, the two sides agreed to foster exchanges, organise scientific workshops and further science technology training.

South Africa, one of the leading economic nations in Africa, has gained numerous achievements in utilising science-technology in its key economic sectors, such as minerals, bio-technology and nuclear power.-VNA