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The delegation of Vietnam takes part in negotiating the cooperation framework Agreement between the US Government and Vietnamese Government for cooperation in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes

On December 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C, United States of America, for the first time, Vietnam and the U.S held a bilateral discussion on cooperation framework agreement for cooperation in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes between the U.S Government and Vietnamese Government.

The delegation of Vietnam consists of representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Space Committee Office of Vietnam and Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). President of VAST appointed Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Anh Tuan – Director of the National Center to be part of the Delegation.

The delegation of Vietnam took photos with its American counterpart after the discussion.
The delegation of Vietnam took photos with its American counterpart after the discussion.
Assoc. Prof. Pham Anh Tuan summarized the report regarding the contents and results of implementing the “Strategy for Research and Application of Space Technology until 2020” of Vietnam. The main results presented by Assoc. Prof. Pham Anh Tuan include: projects related to satellite technology (telecommunication and remote sensing); plans to build infrastructure for the development of space technology in Vietnam including Vietnam Space Center, Ground station…; the results of international cooperation with the UN (United Nations) and other space agencies in the world such as NASA (USA), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe),…

The report also summarized the results of cooperation between Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 2011 to date. Future cooperation plan between VAST and NASA was also established.

Assoc. Prof. Pham Anh Tuan also emphasized the necessity of the Agreement between Vietnam and the United States for the cooperation in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes and proposed the expansion of cooperation with the United States in maritime security monitoring using space technology as well as the establishment of trilateral relations between Vietnam, U.S and Japan.

The trip once again confirmed cooperation potential in space technology between Vietnam and the U.S and opened new bilateral cooperation opportunities to be realized in the future.

MINH CHÂU (biên dịch)
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