21.05.2014

The Science Minister received the Ambassador of Mexico

The Minister of Science, Lino Barañao, met with the Ambassador of Mexico in Argentina, Fernando Castro Trenti, with the purpose of promoting joint actions in science, technology and productive innovation.

The Science Minister received the Ambassador of Mexico

The ambassador of Mexico in Argentina, Fernando Castro Trenti and the Minister of Science, Lino Barañao.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao, met with the ambassador of Mexico in Argentina, Fernando Castro Trenti, to review common and strategic issues in science, technology and innovation for that country and Argentina. The National Director of International Relations of the Ministry of Science, Águeda Menvielle also participated in the meeting.

Authorities discussed among other issues the importance of human resource development with a Latin American vision and the possibility that scientists trained in its major research centers maintain strong links with the region, contributing to the strengthening and development of new knowledge.

During the meeting, Barañao stressed that "we start from the idea that the region is ripe to incorporate researchers at local level". In this regard he noted the importance of "giving Latin American researchers view of the need for social commitment of research" and he said "not only to be competitive internationally and promote originality in pursuit of knowledge but also to try to overcome the opportunity gap we still have”.

Meanwhile, the ambassador of Mexico expressed his appreciation to the unprecedented effort by the administration of the President Cristina Fernández on development issues and he stressed the investment in science and technology made by our country saying that "regarding GDP, it is one of the most contributor nations in Latin America.Surely it gives a strong connotation to the region”.

Cooperation with Mexico

Argentina maintains links in science and technology cooperation with this country since 1973. The "Mobility of Researchers" initiative highlights among the actions carried out, registering 26 projects implemented; creating virtual binational centers such as the Argentine-Mexican Nanotechnology Center (CAMEN) and the Argentine-Mexican Center of Biotechnology (CAMEB) as well as the open of calls for submission of joint research projects and Scientific and Technological Research Projects (International PICT).

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