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President Yang Wei Meets with Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture

On March 25, 2015, NSFC President Yang Wei met with Mr, Illugi Gunnarsson, Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland.

President Yang extended a warm welcome to Mr. Gunnarsson and his delegation and gave a short introduction on NSFC and its international cooperation. Mr. Gunnarsson also  briefed  the purposes of his visit to China and expressed willingness to advance the scientific cooperation between Iceland and China. Prof. Liu Congqiang, NSFC Vice President, Dr. Hallgrimur Jonasson, General Director of the Icelandic Center for Research (RANNIS), exchanged views on the promotion of NSFC-RANNIS cooperation in marine science, arctic research, climate change,  geoscience and other research fields.

After the meeting, President Yang and Dr. Jonasson signed the MoU on Cooperation between NSFC and RANNIS.

Other members of the delegation included Stefan Skjaldarson, Ambassador of Iceland to China, Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, Rector of the University of Iceland and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, Rector of the Reykjavik University.

Feng Feng, Lu Rongkai, Fan Yingjie, Qiu Chunhong, Xu Jin from the Bureau of International Cooperation and Liu Yu, Yao Yupeng and Liu Zhe from the Department of Earth Sciences also attended the meeting.

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