Russia and Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of cooperation in the field of scientific, scientific, technical and innovation activities
The 3rd meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Myanmar Commission on Trade and Economic Conference was held in Naypyidaw (the capital of Myanmar) chaired by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov from the Russian side and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Kan Zo from the Myanmar side.
At the commission with a report on the highest state of affairs and the expansion of cooperation in the field of higher education and science, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Natalia Bocharova. In their speech, the deputy heads noted that in recent months, cooperation has acquired an unprecedented pace of development.
Three months have passed since the meeting between Natalia Bocharova and the Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Myo Thein Zhuo on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September this year, where the parties discussed possibilities expansion of public relations with universities, the number of students from Myanmar, as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of cooperation in the field of scientific, scientific, technical and innovative activities.
Already “on the margins” in connection with Naypyidaw, this document was signed between the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
The conclusion of the memorandum will be an international academic science, joint joint research exchange activities, and will also serve to conduct scientific seminars, symposiums, conferences, exhibitions and other events.
The East Asia Science and Innovation Space (e-Asia) Joint Research Program is currently implementing a three-year health project. A high-level project by the Ufa Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Rangoon University.
During the meeting with the Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Myo Thein Kyaw, new joint projects in the field of inventory and storage of natural resources of crops, the use of digital technologies in agriculture, breeding and seed production, as well as in the field of geological exploration were also presented.
Regarding the training of Myanmar students, it should be noted that more than 230 students are currently studying, while the quota has almost doubled compared to last year – up to 20 quota places.
Currently, work is underway to agree on a project for an intergovernmental organization of recognized education, qualifications and degrees.
During the meeting, a working visit of a representative of the Pushkin Russian Language Institute in November of this year was noted, where issues of bilateral humanitarian cooperation were discussed, such as additional training programs for Myanmar teachers of Russian as a foreign language, as well as the development and implementation of targeted English language training programs for civil servants. In connection with the intention of the two countries to develop cooperation in the field of tourism, the training of Russian-speaking personnel will only favor the attraction of bilateral foreign flows.
On the sidelines of the meeting, a meeting of the conference on the opening of a branch of the Far Eastern Federal University in Myanmar was signed. During the participation of the leader of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Min Aung Hlein in the Eastern Economic in the ownership of production between the manufacturers of the university and the head of the Myanmar delegation, the possibility of developing educational cooperation was discussed. After three months of hard work, an agreement was signed to establish a branch of FEFU in Naypyidaw.
The main task of the branch is the training of national personnel of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in the field of information technology and medicine. It is the first independent and privately owned private subsidiary in Myanmar.
During the visit, Natalia Bocharova visited the Naypyidaw National State Academy and discussed the prospects for bilateral cooperation with the Minister of Education Nyunt Fey, Deputy Minister Zo Myint and the rector of the Academy.