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Science and Environment

Phl-US sign 10-year agreement on S&T cooperation

Pia Lee-Brago - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — A 10-year agreement on scientific and technological cooperation was signed last week by US Ambassador Sung Kim and Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña at the close of the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue in Manila.

Under the agreement,  the US and the Philippines commit to promote scientific collaboration, build relationships between their respective scientific institutions and communities, and provide opportunities to exchange ideas and information in order to advance common goals.

Planned areas for cooperation under the agreement include public health, marine sciences, environmental protection and energy.  

The agreement will be in effect for 10 years.

“The United States is proud to partner with the Philippines to promote scientific advancement and cultivate relationships based on open collaboration,” Kim said. “We believe the combined abilities of our scientists, our institutions, and our communities are more than a match for the shared challenges we face.”

Dela Peña said, “There is so much to work on together, particularly those problems that will affect ordinary people. Whether you are talking about the environment or innovation, there is much to gain by mutual cooperation.”

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