Delegates at the debut ceremony (Photo: VNA)

This is the third club of its kind established in Australia, after two similar clubs in Queensland and New South Wales states.

The ceremony was attended by more than 40 scientists and researchers working in research fields, universities, businesses and agencies in Victoria.

Dr. Tran Cong Yen, Counselor, Chief Representative of Vietnam’s Science and Technology Office in Canberra, said that this was a way to gather Vietnamese scientists in Victoria to mobilize overseas Vietnamese intellectuals to directly participate in scientific and technological research activities in Vietnam, support technological transfer, carry out common research projects, as well as support training young scientists of Vietnam.

He emphasized that the establishment of such clubs also helps create a network to link scientists to promote bilateral cooperation in science and technology, thereby contributing to further strengthening the Vietnam – Australia strategic partnership.

He also delivered the congratulatory letter from Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam to the scientists of the club. In the letter, Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam said that the rapid development of science and technology in the world is profoundly transforming the production capacity and competitiveness of nations. The access to and use of scientific and technological achievements is an essential requirement of every economy so as not to be left behind in the 4th industrial revolution era.

The government of Vietnam considers that the renewal of national science and technology and the application of new technologies to Vietnam should be based on human resources, especially talented Vietnamese people working abroad.

The Ambassador expressed his belief that Vietnam would always receive active support and contribution of Vietnamese scientists in Australia in general and in Victoria in particular for the cause of scientific and technological development of Vietnam./.

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