Minister WAN Gang received Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Thai Minister of Science and Technology in MOST on June 28, 2007. Both sides reviewed China-Thailand S&T cooperation and exchanged views on cooperative issues. WAN introduced China’s 863 and 973 programs and updated his Thai counterparts on China’s S&T development. He especially highlighted the importance the Chinese government attaches to international S&T collaboration and expressed MOST’s willingness to carry out S&T cooperation with Thailand and other nations at large. Dr Yongyuth Yuthavong briefed on the Second CAS(Chinese Academy of Sciences)-Thai MOST Joint Workshop on S&T Cooperation to be held in Chengdu on June 28-29, and said Thai MOST highly regarded China-Thailand S&T partnership. Both sides also reached the consensus to further bilateral S&T synergy.