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Minister Wan Gang Accompanied Vice Chairman Xi Jinping to Italy


Minister Wan Gang accompanied Vice Chairman Xi Jinping to Italy from June 1st to 4th, and attended a series of activities, such as the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, meetings between VC Xi and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Sino-Italian Trade and Industry Dinner and the visit to San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park in Milan.

With the presence of VC Xi and PM Berlusconi, Minister Wan signed Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Major Research Projects between MOST and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) with Deputy Minister  Guido Possa of MIUR and Framework Agreement on Regional Innovation between MOST and Tuscany with Enrico Rossi, President of the Tuscan region. These documents provided frameworks for enhancing cooperation in major science projects, construction of joint labs, connection of hi-tech zones and innovation synergy of industry, university and research institute.