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Scientific and Technological Cooperation Assists in Belt and Road Initiative

Submit Time:26-07-2017 | Source:People’s Daily | Zoom In | Zoom Out

  On July 3, the symposium “Supporting Science and Talent Cooperation to Jointly Work for the Future of Belt and Road” hosted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China was held in Beijing. Present at the symposium were over 80 leaders or representatives of 30 national or regional scientific research financing bodies and international organizations from countries and regions along the Belt and Road lines. During the symposium, the representatives of scientific research financing bodies discussed scientific and technological cooperation programs on aspects of jointly supporting international scientific and technological cooperation and research programs, jointly supporting international cooperation and research centers on basic sciences, jointly building channels to foster scientific research talents, and jointly supporting cooperation and exchanges of scientific research personnel. The National Natural Science Foundation of China will push ahead in all aspects the scientific and technological cooperation between countries and regions along the Belt and Road lines for substantial and sustainable development.

  Yang Wei, president of the National Natural Science Foundation of China stated that, fundamental research is the key to pushing forward the scientific and technological progress. Enhancing scientific cooperation, especially the cooperation in the fundamental research field, and giving full play to the leading, strategic and supporting role of the science and technology in the economic and social development of all countries, is a wise choice by the countries and regions along the Belt and Road lines that are in the underdeveloped phase and with similar natural and geographic conditions and problems in social reality in seeking for joint development, and the persisting motive force for them to march towards common prosperity.