ASEAN Conference for Young Scientists opens
17:10 | 03/12/2019
VGP - The ASEAN Conference for Young Scientists under the theme “Science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable ASEAN Community” opened in Ha Noi on December 2.

Delegates at the conference

The event featured some main activities including a plenary session on the role of science and technology in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; seminars on environmental protection and climate change; initiatives and recommendations of young scientists to develop science and technology in ASEAN.

Delegates also had a chance to participate in a training program on scientific leadership skills and a series of activities such as visiting historical and cultural sites in Ha Noi.

Speaking at the opening of the conference, Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee and First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Le Quoc Phong affirmed that the conference would open many opportunities for delegates to exchange experience and knowledge; propose initiatives, recommendations on science, technology and cooperation in ASEAN.

It was considered one of the key activities as part of a series of events for young people and young intellectuals in 2020 when Viet Nam undertakes the role of ASEAN Chair.

The conference was attended by 140 doctors, young scientists from ASEAN member countries./.

By Vien Nhu

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