Dr. Shu Wei, executive secretary of CAST, met with Hungarian Ambassador to China Mate Pesti in Beijing on June 11, 2018. The two sides held in-depth discussion on science, technology and humanities exchanges and innovation cooperation.
Dr. Shu Wei (4th, R), executive secretary of CAST, meets with Hungarian Ambassador to China Mate Pesti (3rd, L) in Beijing on June 11, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Xia Tian from CAST Information Center)
Shu conveyed his warm welcome to Pesti firstly. After a brief overview of CAST, he introduced CAST’s international work on academic exchange, public science literacy promotion, world-class think-tank founding, engineering capacity building and engineering education accreditation.
“CAST has maintained close relations with the Embassy of Hungary in Beijing for many years. We are hoping to get in touch with and establish cooperative relations with more Hungarian scientific institutions, and we would really appreciate it if we could get the Embassy’s continuous support and assistance.” said Shu.
Then Shu suggested that CAST and the Embassy could join hands to boost the young generations’ exchange in innovation and entrepreneurship so as to facilitate the cooperation between Sino-Hungary scientific communities.
Shu also introduced some of CAST’s major events to be held this year, such as the World Conference on Science Literacy, the CAST Overseas Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest, etc, and he extended his sincere invitation to Ambassador Pesti to participate in these events.
Pesti applauded CAST’s achievements in its international communication and cooperation. He said that Hungary was one of the first several European countries to establish diplomatic relations with China, and served as a forerunner in promoting China-Europe cooperation all these years.
Since both China and Hungary has attached great importance to science and innovation, he believed that there was solid foundation and great potential for scientific cooperation between the two countries. He hoped that the scientific communities of the two countries could keep the good momentum and carry out closer and extensive cooperation in the future.
He also expressed the Hungarian Embassy’s willingness to strengthen cooperation with CAST and other Chinese organizations to promote communication and collaboration among the research institutions, universities, NGOs and students of the two countries in all fields.
The two sides also exchanged views on other topics of common interest.
Prof. Wang Qinglin, deputy director-general of the Department of International Affairs of CAST and Ms. Lili Siklós, Science & Technology Attaché of Embassy of Hungary in Beijing were also present at the meeting.
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