Vietnam attended the Plenipotentiary Representative Meeting of Dubna Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

On November 10, 2023, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Plenipotentiary Representative Committee of Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) held a plenary session with the presence of the Vietnamese delegation including: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Plenipotentiary Representative of Vietnam at JINR; Dr. Nguyen Hoang Duong, Vice Director of International Cooperation Department of VAST; Associate Professor, Dr. Dinh Van Trung, Director of Institute of Physics - VAST. This is one of two annual meetings with the participation of 16 member countries in Almaty, Kazakhstan, hosted and organized by the Kazakhstan Institute of Nuclear Physics. Vietnam is one of the long-standing members of JINR since its first year of establishment in 1956, and JINR's cooperation with VAST has made a great contribution to Vietnam's basic science.

This meeting aims to discuss building strategies and development plans for the next 7 years (2024-2030), with expected budget for 2024-2026. Vice Chairman Tran Tuan Anh proposed and the JINR Executive Board agreed to strengthen unified exchanges with Vietnam, initially with two meetings held in Vietnam in the coming months. The Vice President emphasized that JINR is a pioneering scientific organization of international stature, and Vietnam's desire is to make a meaningful contribution to JINR, while further building Vietnam's potential in basic research.

Representatives of JINR member countries participated in the meeting, with Governor General of Vietnam Tran Tuan Anh, Vice President of VAST (3rd right in the row of seats)

Vice Chairman Tran Tuan Anh speaks at the meeting

Vice President Tran Tuan Anh meet with Vice President of the Kazakhstan Academy of Science and Technology, Prof. Abay Serikkanov (2nd from left)

Previously on November 9, JINR's Finance Committee met and drafted a Joint Statement, in which the Vietnamese delegation lobbied for JINR to have more support for member countries. On November 11, 2023, the Vietnamese delegation attended the inauguration ceremony of the JINR information center at the Kazakhstan Institute of Nuclear Physics with a high-performance computing cluster and connections to other JINR information centers. Vice President Tran Tuan Anh also worked with Professor Abay Serikkanov, Vice President of the Kazakhstan Academy of Science and Technology, to promote cooperation.


Translated by Quoc Khanh
Link to Vietnamese version

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