USAID delegation visits and works at Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

On March 25, 2022, the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) delegation led by Ms. Ritu Tariyal, Director of the Department of Healing and Inclusive Development, visited and worked at Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Receiving the delegation were Prof. Dr. Chu Hoang Ha, VAST Vice President; Dr. Le Quynh Lien, Head of International Cooperation Department; Assoc. Prof. Phi Quyet Tien, Deputy Director of Institute of Biotechnology; and MSc Hoang Ha, in charge of the Center for DNA Assessment - Institute of Biotechnology.

VAST Vice President Chu Hoang Ha received the USAID delegation

At the meeting, VAST Vice President Chu Hoang Ha shared a number of key cooperation results between USAID and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in recent years; especially after the two sides made an official statement in 2015 on cooperation in the field of science and technology.

VAST Vice President highly appreciated USAID's support, especially in supporting technology and helping to improve the DNA assessment center's capacity to identify remains, and emphasized that the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology is a leading scientific research and technology development organization of Vietnam, directly participating in activities of examining remains in Vietnam, and is the focal point of technology and techniques related to cooperation in DNA assessment between Vietnam and USAID. In the coming period, the VAST Vice President wishes that the two sides continue to cooperate closely, especially in optimizing the process of receiving, transferring and training human resources in the field of DNA examination.

On behalf of USAID, Ms. Ritu Tariyal thanked the VAST leadership for creating favorable conditions for cooperation with USAID. With the results of effective cooperation in the past time, plus the existing scientific and technological capacity of the Academy, Ms. Ritu Tariyal expressed her wish that the Academy continue to be the main partner of USAID in the future. She emphasized that USAID will continue to support and improve Vietnam's capacity in the examination of remains, training human resources and transferring appropriate technology in the coming period.

The two sides agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation and discuss technical options in the DNA examination related to the remains of martyrs with insufficient information, aiming for the common goal of optimizing the process and transferring analytical technology most compatible with the natural conditions, human resources and facilities in Vietnam.

Taking a souvenir photo after the meeting

Translated by Phuong Huyen
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