Vietnam, Australia launch joint medical research programme

The Australian government will provide AUD1 million (US$720,000) in annual aid for Vietnamese and Australian scientists to carry out joint medical and health care research projects.

It was part of a memorandum of understanding signed between Vietnam’s National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia in Canberra, Australia on December 15. 

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At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

Following the signing ceremony, the two sides discussed priority goals for research and specific steps to realise the deal. 

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Luong Thanh Nghi commented that the event is to materialise the bilateral science-technology cooperation agreement signed in 2013. 

Chief Executive Officer of the NHMRC Anne Kelso also expressed her delight at the bilateral ties and Australia’s support to Vietnam in medical and health care sectors.