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Vice President He Minghong Visits Chile and Argentina


From August 24 to September 1, an NSFC delegation led by Vice President He Minghong, visited Chile and Argentina at the invitation of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) , Chile and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.

In Chile, VP He met with CONICYT Acting President Ms. Maria Elena Boisier. The two sides reviewed the high-level visits and bilateral exchanges since 2011 and introduced recent progresses of the two organizations. VP He and President Boisier signed a MoU on bilateral cooperation, which signifies the establishment of the formal partnership between NSFC and CONICYT. In his stay in Chile, VP He also visited the Chile National Seismic Research Center, the University of Santiago and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Northern Chile.

In Argentina, VP He met with Dr. Siñeriz, Scientific Director and Dr. Lic. Romina Raimudo, Director for International Cooperation, CONICET. The two sides exchanged information on their organization profiles. VP He shared the practice of partnership establishment between NSFC and funding agencies in Brazil and Chile, expressed the willingness to promote collaboration on basic research with CONICET. Dr. Siñeriz also expressed CONCET’s willingness of establishing a formal partnership with NSFC, followed by discussions on how to deepen mutual understanding and strengthen collaboration in a wide range of areas.

Accompanying VP He were Chai Yucheng, Executive Deputy Director-General, Bureau of Earth Sciences, Dong Guoxuan, Deputy Director-General, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Zou Liyao, Deputy Director-General, Bureau of International Cooperation and Liu Xiuping, Deputy Division Director, Bureau of International Cooperation.

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