On Nov 12th, Ms. Chen Xiaoya, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), met with Patricia Kelly, Australian Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, in Beijing. The two sides exchanged opinions on issues of common concern, including S&T innovation policies, joint committee meeting for S&T cooperation and collaboration among enterprises, universities and research institutes. Vice Minister Chen remarked that since the bilateral S&T cooperation agreement was signed, China and Australia have established sound bilateral cooperation mechanism through joint committee meeting for S&T cooperation, scientific research funds, young scientist exchange program and joint research centers, and have seen substantial achievement resulting from mutually beneficial cooperation.
Deputy Secretary Patricia Kelly agreed with Vice Minister Chen Xiaoya, and said that Australia gave great prominence to S&T cooperation with China and looked forward to strengthening S&T innovation and collaboration among enterprises, universities and research institutes, which help push forward the industrialization of our S&T cooperation achievement.
Mr. Ma Linying, Deputy Director General of the Department of International Cooperation of MOST also attended the meeting.