Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan met with Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Masaharu Nakagawa in Tokyo on October 31.
Minister Quan, who accompanied Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on his current visit to Japan, highly valued MEXT’s assistance in promoting joint research activities. He proposed the Japanese Ministry continue providing assistance for Vietnam to implement nuclear power projects for peaceful purposes.
Mr Quan thanked the Japanese side for its aid in building a space center in Hoa Lac High Tech Park, and hoped that both countries will strengthen cooperation in research and application of space technology, especially satellites.
The Vietnamese Minister also pledged to support joint research activities between universities of both countries, and create a network of Vietnamese and Japanese scientists to implement research projects of mutual interest.
Meanwhile, in his meeting with Kazuo Watanabe, Japanese Foreign Ministry ambassador for science and technology, Minister Quan expressed his satisfaction with the fine development of the two countries’ strategic partnership, particularly in atomic energy and space technology.
Mr Quan also asked the Japanese side to provide further support for developing the infrastructure of Hoa Lac High Tech Park.
During a working session with the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES), Minister Quan called for the organization’s help in training Vietnamese engineers and experts who will operate future nuclear power plants in the country.