Taiwan and Australia signed a science and technology cooperation agreement

Taiwan and Australia signed a science and technology agreement in Canberra, reflecting the commitment of both sides to promote partnership and expand technical cooperation.

According to him National Science and Technology Council of Taiwan (NSTC), Ambassador Douglas Yu-Tian Hu of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia and Robert Ferguson (AOT), representative of the Australian Office in Taipei, signed the agreement.

Representatives from Australia’s Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade attended the event in person, while officials from NSTC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AOT in Taiwan signed off via video conference.

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Under the agreement, the two sides will focus on cooperation in four areas: information and communication technology production; Semiconductor technology and key supply chain technology backlog; Biotechnology and the transition to net zero emissions.

In his speech, Hsu highlighted that the agreement raises the level of a memorandum of understanding signed in 2012 and reflects the importance placed on greater cooperation. The Ambassador believes that this agreement will have a greater impact on the global community.

Echoing these views, Australia’s DISR’s Richard Samuels said the agreement covers key biological, economic, environmental and social issues and will serve as a cornerstone for further collaboration.

According to the NSTC, Australia is the fifth country to form a science and technology cooperation agreement with Taiwan in the past four years, after the US, Germany, France and Canada.


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