Chinese and African science academies ink deal

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 2 September signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nairobi-based African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to boost cooperation, reports Xinhua.

Bai Chunli, president of CAS, hailed the signing of a memorandum with the pan-African science body that is geared towards promoting collaborative research, skills development and technology transfer.

“CAS highly values our relationship with Africa. The signing of the MoU is a milestone for the partnership between our academy and Africa. In the future, our academy wishes to work closely with AAS,” said Bai. He said that AAS’s application to become a member of the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) that was initiated by CAS, will be discussed and decided at the ANSO governing board meeting to be held in November in Beijing, China.
Full report on the Xinhau site