Yin Hejun, Vice Minister of Science and Technology of China received a visiting delegation led by Alejandro Gamboa Castilla, General Director of the Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC-Colombia) on August 31st, 2016 in Beijing.
Yin briefed the guests on the exchange of high-level visits between China and Colombia and the latest progress in bilateral scientific and technological (S&T) collaboration. He reviewed the achievements the two sides had made in the areas of high-tech parks, hybrid rice, geological survey and exchanges of young scientists under the mechanism of the joint S&T commitee. Yin said that China supports Colombia’s efforts to achieve economic recovery and social development through science and technology and hoped that both countries would actively explore new mechanisms for collaboration at the next stage. He also suggested that the two sides set up joint laboratories and continue to strengthen exchanges between young scientists to the benefit of the people.
General Director Alejandro Gamboa Castilla said that Colombia would soon embrace an environment for peaceful development which creates new historical opportunities for further S&T collaboration between China and Colombia. He saw such great potential and hoped that the two sides could strengthen cooperation in science parks among other fields and go further together.