Vietnamese and British scientists discussed joint research on infectious diseases when meeting at a workshop on cooperation between Vietnam and the UK on the diseases held in Hanoi on April 14.

Efforts to promote collaboration in science and technology will be carried out within three years as backed by the two nations, said Le Thanh Binh, Deputy Chief of the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

He said that the two pledged to build five joint research studies with great societal impact.

First Secretary of the British Embassy in Vietnam Andrew Holt affirmed that with its significant expertise in infectious diseases, the UK is willing to share experience with Vietnamese specialists and researchers.

Louisa Rahemtulla from the British Embassy in Hanoi underscored that the workshop is an opportunity to bring international experience to Vietnam and promote the two countries’ integration.

She added that infectious diseases are a major concern for both parties, elevating the need to discuss ways to support each other while conducting relevant research studies.-VNA