Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) — A national symposium on science and technology took place in Pyongyang on April 5 and 6.
Present at the symposium were President of the State Academy of Sciences Pyon Yong Rip, Chairman of the National Association of Science and Technology Ri Song Uk, scientists and technicians.
It was also attended by a south side’s delegation headed by Chairperson of the General Federation of Scientific and Technological Organizations Chae Yong Bok, scholars including Chairman of the Association of Korean Scientists and Technicians in China Son Tong Sik, a delegation of Koreans in the United States led by Chairman of the Association of Korean Scientists and Technicians in the United States Song Ki Roe and Korean scholar in Japan Ryang Yong Bu.
An inaugural speech was followed by congratulatory speeches at the symposium.
Speakers underscored the need for the Koreans to pool efforts and wisdom, strengthen solidarity and alliance and develop science and technology under the historic banner of the June 15 joint declaration. They expressed the hope that the symposium would prove to be a meaningful assembly which would make a positive contribution to the prosperity of the Korean nation.
The symposium was divided into such panels as IT, nanotechnology, bioengineering and environmental engineering. At least 90 valuable papers were presented and wide-ranging views on the issue of further developing science and technology exchanged at the symposium.
It took place at a time when all the fellow countrymen in the north and the south of Korea and overseas have come out in the patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and overall national unity under the uplifted banner of “By our nation itself”, true to the June 15 joint declaration. The symposium marked a significant occasion of exchanging the achievements and experience gained by Korean scientists and technicians and boosting their cooperation and exchange in the field of science and technology.
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