CAS President Hou Jianguo (R) talks with Helena Nader, President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, in Beijing on November 3.

Hou Jianguo, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), met with Helena Nader, President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), who led a delegation and exchanged ideas on sci-tech innovation and cooperation with CAS in Beijing on November 3.

After extending his warm welcome, Hou briefed the delegation on the basic facts of CAS and the cooperation projects with ABC, saying that the latter was the first Latin American scientific research institution to establish a bilateral cooperation mechanism with CAS and the two sides have carried out pragmatic cooperation projects over recent years.

Hou Jianguo (R, front) and Helena Nader pose for a photo after the MoU signing ceremony in Beijing on November 3.

He looked forward to deepening bilateral cooperation mechanisms, promoting exchange of scientific personnel, and conducting strategic consultations and exchanges on issues of common concern such as technological innovation policies.

He also expected both sides to expand their cooperation through the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) under the BRI framework, and jointly contribute to the sci-tech innovation and the livelihoods of the peoples of the two countries.

Nader agreed with Hou’s comments and suggestions on the cooperation between the two academies, adding that she hoped the two sides would strengthen cooperation and achieve more results in fields such as life and health, agriculture, earth science, clean energy, and space science.

According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two presidents after the meeting, they plan to support the exchange and cooperation of Chinese and Brazilian scholars, host joint seminars, and recruit new research projects.

Source: Bureau of International Cooperation,

Chinese Academy of Sciences

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