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China, Portugal agree to boost cooperation in science, technology

06-26-2012 15:43 BJT

LISBON, June 26 (Xinhua) -- China and Portugal have signed a memorandum of understanding here to boost bilateral ties in science and technology.

Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and the Portuguese Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science Nuno Crato signed the agreement Monday.

Cooperation between the two countries in the fields of science and technology has seen stable progress since a scientific and technological cooperation agreement was signed in 1993, Wan said at the signing ceremony.

China hopes to strengthen cooperation with Portugal in the fields of clean energy, environmental protection, information, biotechnology and ocean development, as well as to increase university partnerships and student exchanges, Wan said.

For his part, Crato said Portugal wants to make positive efforts to boost and expand ties with China in science and technology and promote the development of bilateral ties.

According to the memorandum of understanding, the two countries will set up an incubator to promote technology transfer and a joint working team to coordinate cooperation between the two sides.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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