Visit of interdepartmental delegation from Vietnam

News, 21 November 2019

On 17 – 18 November 2019, preceding the meeting of the JINR Finance Committee and the session of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the JINR Member States in Hanoi, an interdepartmental delegation from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

The delegation was represented by staff members of the Office of National Programmes on Science and Technology of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology headed by Vice-Director Nguyen Sy Dang, an officer of the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam Vu Van Thao, Vice-Director of the Hanoi State Treasury Ngo Tuan Phong, as well as by Tran Thi Thu, an officer from the Department of Personnel and Organization of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology. Head of the National Group of Vietnam in JINR, an FLNR engineer Nguen Van Tiep accompanied the delegation in the Joint Institute.

The visit of the delegation started with overview lectures on the JINR activities and the fields of scientific research of the Laboratory of Radiation Biology. The guests visited the spectrometer complex of the IBR-2 research reactor in the Laboratory of Neutron Physics and the nanocentre in the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions. The visit of the Vietnamese delegation was concluded by a working lunch with representatives of the Institute’s Directorate headed by JINR Vice-Director M. G. Itkis.

Nguyen Sy Dang briefly commented on the aims of the delegation to the Institute’s media: “The visit to JINR was very impressive and allowed us to outline several fields for cooperation we hope to discuss in detail at the upcoming session of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the JINR Member States in Hanoi on 25 – 26 November. These fields are radiobiology, nuclear medicine, computer technologies and new materials. Moreover, the issues of the already existing cooperation in the fields of education and training of highly-qualified staff members on the JINR basis will be discussed at the CP session. Information about the milestones of the visit will be presented to Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam for further discussion at the meeting with JINR Director V. A. Matveev.”

The visit of the Vietnamese delegation coincided with a visit of a delegation from the Republic of Serbia that had come to JINR for a similar programme. That is why at some stages of the programmes the delegations worked jointly by mutual agreement.

Photos by Elena Puzynina