The Vietnamese Embassy to Australia hosted a seminar on July 4 in Canberra, bringing together more than 20 Vietnamese scientists, who works at universities and research institutes across Australia.

Present at the event were Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Luong Thanh Nghi and representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Ministry of Education and Training (MET).

In his opening remark, Ambassador Nghi briefed attendees on the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Australia which has been strengthened following the visit of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to Australia last March.

Both sides have been implementing the Scientific and Technological Agreement inked in 2013 with a focus on information exchange, technology transfer and training, Nghi said.

He also spoke highly of the contribution of the scientists to the country’s socio-economic development over the years.

During the seminar, scientists in various fields shared ideas on several matters, including technology transfer in Vietnam, the implementation of joint research projects with counterparts in the home country, and the training of young Vietnamese scientists.

They also gave feedback on policies towards overseas Vietnamese scientists, practical application of research projects and how to establish a network between domestic and overseas scientists.

The seminar was among a series of activity by the Government to encourage overseas Vietnamese scientific and technological specialists to assist with national industrialization and modernisation.-VNA