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The 1st China-CELAC Science and Technology Innovation Forum
2016/02/06

  The 1st China-CELAC Science and Technology Innovation Forum was held in Quito, capital city of Ecuador, on September 16th and 17th, which was the first sub-forum under China-CELAC Forum co-hosted by China and the rotating presidency of CELAC. The Forum was attended by over 200 representatives from China, CELAC countries, UNESCO, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC) including Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China, Jorge Glas Espinel, Vice-President of Ecuador, Ernesto Samper, Secretary General of Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Wang Yulin, Chinese Ambassador to Ecuador, and René RAMIREZ, State Secretary of Advanced Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador.

  Vice-President Glas and Minister Wan Gang addressed the opening ceremony. China announced the formal launching of “China-LAC Science and Technology Partnership” and “China-LAC Young Scientists Exchange Program”. Representatives of China and Ecuador jointly cut the ribbon for the “Exhibition of China’s Science and Technology Innovation Achievements”, and unveiled the TD-LTE joint laboratory.

  During the two-day Forum, China and CELAC countries held a roundtable of ministers for science and technology, where ministers and representatives of the two sides shared experiences on making progress on “Innovation Ecosystem”, analyzed existing opportunities and challenges, and explored the trend for future scientific and technological innovation.

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