At the invitation of MOST, Dr. Plasterk, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science visited China on November 2nd -6th. Vice Minister CAO Jianlin met with Dr. Plasterk on November 3rd, and exchanged views with him on strengthening cooperation in science and innovation. After the meeting, both sides signed the MOU on Scientific Cooperation and Exchange on the sideline of the Forum on “Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances”.
Since the signing of the Agreement on S&T Cooperation between China and the Netherlands in 1999, many Chinese research institutes and universities have established long-term ties with their Dutch counterparts. Thanks to the “Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances” (PSA), the booming cooperation is coming to a new stage, characterized by long-term, stable, substantive and high-quality collaboration.