Huai Jinpeng (R, 3rd), executive vice president of CAST meets with Romain Murenzi (L, 2nd), executive director of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) at China Hall of Science and Technology in Beijing on May 27, 2019
CAST high-ranking officials pose for a group photo with the TWAS delegation at China Hall of Science and Technology in Beijing on May 27, 2019
Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), met with Romain Murenzi, executive director of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Beijing on May 27, 2019.
The two sides held discussions on enhancing science exchanges and cooperation.
Huai extended warm welcome to Murenzi and briefed him about the basic situation of CAST.
Huai said CAST, a main driver of people-to-people science diplomacy in China, and TWAS, an active practitioner of science diplomacy in the world, can carry out in-depth collaboration on academic exchanges, science communication, international cooperation, science education and talent cultivation.
Murenzi said he was very glad to have the opportunity to conduct an in-depth exchange with CAST.
He briefed the CAST side about TWAS, especially its Young Affiliates Network and the academy's endeavors in expanding science and technology cooperation.
Murenzi applauded CAST's efforts in promoting international science exchanges, saying TWAS is willing to cooperate with CAST in promoting exchanges among young science and technology professionals.
Murenzi also invited CAST to attend TWAS' General Meeting, which is to be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on November 11 and 12, 2019.
Huai told Murenzi that CAST pays great attention to cultivating young science and technology professionals and has demonstrated its commitment through such initiatives as Young Elite Scientist Sponsorship Program , the Science & Technology Award for Chinese Youth and Future Women Scientists Award.
He hoped CAST and TWAS can enhance mutual understanding and deepen cooperation on the practice of talents cultivation, as the two organizations share the common values and objectives to help young scientists achieve professional success through exchanges and cooperation worldwide.
In addition, Huai invited Murenzi and TWAS to be a partner of CAST's mid-October forum on scientific and technological innovation, by which the two sides can conduct further exchanges and strengthen cooperation.
Also joining the meeting were Yang Wei, treasurer of TWAS and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Liu Yang, director-general of the CAST Department of International Affairs.
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