A delegation led by CAS President Bai Chunli visited Serbia, South Korea, and the Philippines from March 26 to April 3.

In Serbia Bai met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who pointed out that Serbian officials are very impressed by China’s achievements in scientific research, and in particular in artificial intelligence, and hope to improve technological cooperation between the two countries and to push forward the development of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Bai anticipated that Serbian scientific organizations will take part in the Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region and hoped that more Serbian scientists and students will work and study at CAS through the CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI).

Cooperation in scientific research and innovation is an indispensable part of bilateral cooperation, Bai said, adding that CAS is willing to promote bilateral cooperation in natural products and research and development of new drugs and sustainable agricultural development as well as information technology, and contribute to the development of bilateral relations.

Bai Chunli also held talks with Vladimir Kostic, President of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, and signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the two academies.

In the Philippines, Bai met with Fortunato dela  ,Secretary of Science and Technology at the Philippines' Department of Science and Technology. They agreed to boost cooperation on smart cities, intelligent rail transit technology and low cost medical equipment.

At their meeting in South Korea Bai and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon exchanged views on improving scientific and technological cooperation in regional governance and global sustainable development.

Bai outlined CAS’s recent progress in air pollution haze tracing and management, AI and the ethics of gene editing science and technology. He said he looked forwards to improving international cooperation and global governance cooperation with South Korea and promoting the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

CAS also signed a framework agreement for cooperation with South Korea’s Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and the National Science and Technology Council.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic meets with Bai Chunli (L), President of CAS.

Bai shakes hands with  Fortunato dela , Secretary of Science and Technology at the Philippines' Department of Science and Technology.

Bai signs a framework agreement with a South Korean representative.

Source: CAS

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