Relations with China are deepening in the field of science and technology

In Beijing, as part of the official mission to the People’s Republic of China, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Daniel Vilmos held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Qigang, in which they agreed to deepen cooperation between the two countries. Existing cooperation agreements and the promotion of new agreements related to lithium manufacturing, student exchange and energy transition will be signed during the visit of Argentine President Alberto Fernandez to China in October. The meeting was also attended by Argentina’s Ambassador to China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja.

“The meeting with Minister Zhigang was very positive and allowed us to finalize agreements on those issues that we worked on together and that are strategic for both countries,” Vilmos expressed. The possibility of establishing a research and development agenda in areas of mutual interest such as cooperation in aviation, agricultural technology, ocean and Antarctic affairs, lithium manufacturing, astronomy and training young researchers in both countries for doctoral and post-doctoral studies represents a very important step. “.

Vilmos added, “Argentina views with great interest and satisfaction the transformation that the Chinese people are achieving in their quality of life thanks to the development achieved in science and technology.” “Argentina’s integration into the BRICS opens the way for a closer relationship. It is a very important opportunity for our country,” the minister concluded.

Continuing the agenda in Beijing, between Thursday and Friday, Minister Vilmos will meet and sign various agreements with the Minister of Natural Resources, Wang Guanghua; Director of the National Astronomical Observatory of China (NAOC), Jin Zhang; Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hejun Yin; President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Gao Xiang.

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Current initiatives in cooperation between MINCyT and the People’s Republic of China

  • Memorandum of understanding regarding Young Scientists Exchange Programme Between MINCyT and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, signed in 2022, which is currently in the invitation design stage.

  • Cooperation in the field of energy, industrial chemistry, industrial agriculture and biotechnology in relation Technology parks.

  • Binational Center for Food Science and Technology Composed of MINCyT, UNLP, INTI, INTA and CONICET; While MOST participates in China.

  • Argentine-Chinese Virtual Center in Social Sciences. Parties: MINCYT and Chinese Academy of Sciences. social.

  • China-Argentina Binational Center for Innovation Policy Studies in Science and Technology.

  • Marine sciences and oceanography. Blue Pampa. Subcommittee on Oceans and Antarctica.

  • Collaborate on Scientific publishing.

  • *The Fourth China-CLAC Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation**

  • Cooperation in Space Science.

  • Joint Committee 2023.

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