Unlocking Potential: Brazil and Vietnam Unite for Science-Technology Supremacy

Brazil's Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Luciana Santos, has praised Vietnam for its impressive development trajectory and highlighted the nation's vast potential for scientific and technological collaboration. Minister Santos' affirmation underscores Vietnam's rapid progress and its emergence as a key player in the realm of science and technology on the global stage.

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Ambassador of Vietnam to Brazil Bui Van Nghi and Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Luciana Santos met to discuss enhancing bilateral cooperation between their nations. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Brazil)

During their meeting, Ambassador Bui Van Nghi and Minister Luciana Santos identified key areas of collaboration, including telecommunications, high technology, semiconductors, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, quantum science, aerospace, and aircraft. Ambassador Bui Van Nghi proposed the establishment of a Joint Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation to foster closer ties and mutual learning between the two countries.

Vietnam aspires to learn from Brazil’s advancements in ethanol biotechnology, the agricultural processing industry, and mining. Ambassador Bui Van Nghi also highlighted the shared global concerns of both nations, such as combating climate change, sustainable energy, and space technology.

With Vietnam’s Regional Development Strategy and tourism promotion, Ambassador Bui Van Nghi expressed admiration for Brazil’s aviation technology, specifically the narrow-body aircraft manufactured by Embraer.

Minister Luciana Santos acknowledged Vietnam’s strong growth and emphasized the vast potential for cooperation in science and technology. She recalled her working visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in November 2023, which left her impressed by Vietnam’s scientific and technological achievements. Minister Santos also noted that science, technology, and innovation are a key focus of President Lula da Silva’s foreign policy agenda, and Brazil is committed to advancing the implementation of agreements signed with Vietnam.

A delegation of Brazilian experts is scheduled to collaborate with Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology later this month, showcasing the active efforts to strengthen bilateral ties.

Fanasy Nguyen Le

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