Vietnamese scientists have joined their foreign colleagues at the 25th Rencontres de Blois on Particle Physics and Cosmology held in France ’s central city of Blois from May 26-31.

Under the chair of Professor Jean Tran Thanh Van, President of the Rencontres Association of Vietnam (Rencontres du Vietnam) in France, 144 academicians and scientists from 27 countries and territories worldwide, heard scientific reports covering different themes, from applied physics, astronomy to biology.

They were also introduced to a project to build an 18.4-hectare interdisciplinary science and education centre in Quy Nhon city, central Khanh Hoa province, which targets young scientists in Vietnam .

Talking with the Paris-based Vietnam News Agency correspondent, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung said the Blois meeting is a valuable venue for Vietnamese and international scientists to meet, exchange experience, and promote cooperation.

On this occasion, the diplomat worked with Blois’ Governor Marc Gricourt and Deputy Governor in charge of housing Odile Soules.

The two sides agreed to further cooperation between the city and Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue in cultural heritage preservation and environmental protection, as well as coordinate to organise the Vietnamese Day in Blois and a series of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and establish the Vietnam-France strategic partnership.

Ambassador Dung also visited the Val de Loire National Engineering University, where 25 Vietnamese students are studying, and had a meeting with the overseas Vietnamese community in Blois city.-VNA