Biotech Updates

Vietnam Takes ASEAN Lead in S&T Meetings

November 25, 2011

Vietnam will host and chair two Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) science and technology meetings in November 2011 according to the Ministry of Science and Technology. The 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (AMMST-14) and the 62nd meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST-62) will take place in Ho Chi Minh City.

The two events will discuss measures to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation in the region. The meetings will also discuss the implementation of scientific and technological cooperation program and the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science and Technology (APAST) during 2012-2017.

Up for discussion are food security till 2013, the ASEAN early warning system for natural disasters, biofuel, the application and development of open resources, and climate change.

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