ThePresident made the statement in Hanoi on August 24 while receivingforeign scientists attending the “Meet Vietnam” physics symposium in thecentral province of Binh Dinh, which ran from July 28-August 17.
He made it clear that for all its understandable pursuit to developscience-technology, Vietnam still suffers shortcomings in the area.
Prof. Tran Thanh Van, President of the France-based Rencontres (MeetVietnam) Association thanked ministries and departments for facilitatingthe 2013 “Meet Vietnam” event.
The foreign scientistsinformed their host that they never undervalue the importance of basicscience and called on the country to invest more in this area so it cancatch up with the rest of the world.
They also advised thatfive international science workshops should take place each year andmore advanced research centres should be built.
Within theframework of “Meet Vietnam,” international scientists, including Nobellaureates joined exchanges with students in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi MinhCity.
They also presented scholarships to poor students withexcellent studies and attended the inauguration of the InternationalCentre for Inter-disciplinary Science and Education in Binh Dinh’s QuyNhon city.-VNA
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