12.12.2013

Mozambican authorities visited the Ministry of Science

The meeting with the delegation of the African country was held in order to transfer knowledge and share experiences with that country.

Mozambican authorities visited the Ministry of Science

The Mozambican and Argentine authorities during the meeting of bilateral cooperation.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, through its National Directorate of International Relations, received a delegation of Mozambican officials within the framework of a training visit on institutional matters, which will be held from today to December 12. On behalf of the ministry of Science, Karina Pombo led the meeting and on behalf of the delegation of Mozambique, the National Director of International Relations, Vitória Langa de Jesús.  

At the meeting, the delegation of the African country introduced the science and technology institutions in Mozambique, he explained its objectives and functions and the topics that they are working on, including biotechnology, water and education. Ms. Pombo, meanwhile, was in charge of the presentation of the Ministry of Science, she highlighted the achievements of infrastructure management, incorporating scholars in research institutions, increasing scholarships to researchers and project funding instruments, and she also highlighted the significant investment in science and technology. Finally, she referred to the National Directorate of International Relations and described its areas as well as its lines of action and results.

It should be noted that during the meeting the existing cooperation instruments in science and technology with the African continent were described and the possibility of strengthening cooperation with the country.

The visit of the delegation from Mozambique will include meetings and tours round different departments of the Ministry of Science and other related institutions. In this sense, on Tuesday 10 morning, a meeting has been scheduled with the International Cooperation department of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) and a visit to the Leloir Institute is scheduled in the afternoon. Besides, on Wednesday 11, they will make a tour round the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and they will take part of a meeting with the General Directorate of International Cooperation of the National Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Finally, on Thursday 12, a meeting has been scheduled with the International Cooperation department of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and then a presentation from the Federal Council for Science and Technology (COFECYT).

This visit, for training purposes, is performed within the frame of the scholarship granted by the Argentine South and Triangular Cooperation (FO.AR) which is an agency from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship and consists in horizontal cooperation scholarships that in this case provide funds for the officers from Mozambique to get training in Argentina and for Argentinean officers to travel to the African country and to end up the knowledge transfer, which is the topic that gathers them.

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