Delegates attend the first meeting of a joint committee of China and Myanmar on science and technology cooperation in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 23, 2018. The meeting was held to seek strengthening of partnership in research, human resource development and technology transfer for promoting sustainable development. (Photo: Xinhua)
A joint committee of China and Myanmar on science and technology cooperation held their first meeting in Yangon Friday to seek strengthening of partnership in research, human resource development and technology transfer for promoting sustainable development.
The meeting marks the beginning of a new stage in science and technology cooperation between China and Myanmar and will lay a solid foundation for the comprehensive cooperation in science and technology between the two countries, Counselor of the Chinese embassy in Myanmar Yang Shouzheng said.
On the occasion, a China-Myanmar Joint Laboratory on Radar and Satellite Communications was inaugurated.
The strong momentum of China-Myanmar science and technology cooperation will provide strong support for the construction of the China-Myanmar economic corridor, Yang said.
A total of 79 young Myanmar scientists have been working for a short term in China, accounting for 70 percent of all scientists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries working in China.
More than 200 Myanmar scientific and technical personnel have been also sent to China for training so far, he added.
Myanmar Deputy Minister of Education U Win Maw Tun expressed hope that the Myanmar-China Technology Transfer Center, which will soon be opened, could further enhance bilateral cooperation in the field.